Burnout is real – and it’s something no one is talking out. I personally believe that it is a silent epidemic that is a threat to the profession. Caseloads in schools are unmanageable and the productivity requirements in medical settings are unrealistic. Feeling good about your job is important and when you are chronically overworked, it’s impossible to feel competent and in control.
I wrote this book for people who have felt ready to throw in the towel and leave the profession for good. This book is for you if you want to quit tomorrow. This book is for you if you have thought about quitting and doing something like working at Starbucks or Barnes and Noble. This book is for you if you want to change settings. This book is for you if you want to find a new job outside of speech therapy. This book is for someone who wants to take massive action.
I left a corporate job to become a speech path and then after 10 years as a school-based SLP, I was tired and ready for a change. I moved to teletherapy and it has kept me in the profession (because it suits my personality and my family). I believe that change is necessary for personal and professional growth.
The Survive Burnout manual will guide you to make the decisions right now that will improve your state of mind. You will think of things in a new way and feel ready to make the changes necessary to defeat burnout.