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Fostering Resilience, Avoiding Burnout | Recorded Webinar
July 19, 2021

ABOUT THIS RESOURCE

Aleks Martin returns for the seventh event in her Provider Well-Being series to explore the goals of fostering resilience and avoiding burnout. Find out more about the Provider Well-Being series here.

Attendees will be able to distinguish between resilience factors and burnout symptoms; identify healthy, ongoing practices in the profession for sustainability; and validate the positive impact of boundary setting. Guest speaker: Ray Gottesman.


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Our facilitators always make reference to great resources during sessions.  Find their lists below. 


FACILITATOR

Aleks Martin, MSW, LSWAIC, SUDP

Aleks Martin (S/he pronouns, but they is ok) has been in the health and social service field for over 20 years. Aleks was drawn to the LGBTQI2+ community in their mid-twenties working for a national HIV-prevention study with youth called, Young Asian Men’s Study (YAMS). This exposed them to the great work of HIV workers from other organizations and how community-based programs are critical in reaching out to the most vulnerable populations. During this time, they worked as a Disease Intervention Specialist with Public Health - Seattle & King County for 7 years, including working on the pilot study for the Rapid HIV Test Kit (then a 20-minute test).

A big portion of their professional career was spent at Seattle Counseling Service, a behavioral health agency for the LGBTQ community. From 2003 to 2019, Aleks started as Database Manager, Health Educator, Program Coordinator to Chemical Dependency Counselor and Addictions Program Supervisor. This was the safe space where their yearning for higher education was cultivated so they could serve their community further.

As a graduate of the University of Washington’s School of Social Work - Masters Program, Aleks developed their skills as a mental health clinician and social justice advocate. Aleks’ perspectives where shifted and allowed them to have a wider lens for diversity, inclusion and equity.

Aleks was inspired to start a private practice to address the special needs of the LGBTQI2+ and BBIPOC (Black, Brown, Indigenous and People of Color), particularly Queer and Trans Asian and Pacific Islander people dealing with unique and special issues that intersect with race/culture and gender/sexuality like coming out, spiritual conflicts, cultural dissonance, gender transition, social navigation at work and other environments, interpersonal relationships from intimacy to friendships, understanding relationships with non-LGBTQI2+ partner(s), and so on.


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