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Calibrating your life compass: How values can orient you toward well-being (Burnout Busters | The Podcast)
April 17, 2021

One of the most important steps we can take when investing in our well-being is identifying our values: or, as this week's guest Ali DeLizza, PhD, defines them, “the things in life that give us meaning and purpose.” Once we’ve identified our values, we can set goals that help us prioritize actions that make us feel fulfilled — even when we are experiencing stress or burnout in other parts of our professional and personal lives. Dr. DeLizza is a child psychologist and director of wellness programming at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she also serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry. This week, she chats with the Burnout Busters about how living life in accordance with your values can improve your well-being, and she teaches a simple, mindful technique that can help you gain a little perspective even on a hectic day.


Alison DeLizza, PhDAli DeLizza, PhD, is director of wellness programming and an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). As a child psychologist, Dr. DeLizza works extensively with children and teens with anxiety and depression, using approaches from acceptance and commitment therapy to help her patients improve their well-being in part by committing to valued actions. Dr. DeLizza also works with children and teens with ADHD and other behavior disorders, and with LGBTQIA+ youth. In addition to her clinical interests, she is committed to making organizational-level changes to support professional well-being at UNMC and beyond. She has been working in Nebraska since 2018, when she relocated from Western Michigan.


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