Outline for Stress Management for Teachers by zoz11082


									Diane A. Tennies, Ph.D., LADC received her Ph.D. from University of Maine at Orono in 1997.
She was the director of the Dual Diagnosis Program for Northeast Occupational Exchange, a
community-based mental health agency, before opening her private practice in Bangor in 1999. She
specializes in forensic evaluations with a focus on children and families. She has been a rostered
Guardian ad Litem for ten years and specializes in high conflict family matters. She is licensed as an
alcohol and drug counselor and is certified to conduct Department of Transportation substance abuse
evaluations. Dr. Tennies also conducts trainings state-wide on child maltreatment, the impact of
various trauma/stress reduction, reducing the impact of divorce on children, risk/threat assessments
and the impact of mental illness/personality disorders on parenting. She has been a member of the
Rape Response Services of Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties Board of Directors since 2005 and
currently serves as Board President. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Maine
Guardian ad Litem Institute. She chairs the Maine Psychological Association’s Legislative

Outline for Stress Management for Teachers: An Alternative Reality

Part One: Stress Management
    A. Refinement of Goals and learning Objectives
    B. Factors associated with teachers experiencing more stress
    C. What the ‘big deal’ about more stress – its relationship to Vicarious Trauma in other
    D. Self-assessment with assistance of chocolate
    E. Historical aspects associated with Stress Management
       1. Globally across professionals
       2. Specific to teachers/school administrators
    F. Three major areas impacted by stressors, aka: How we know we are stressed
    G. Factors associated with susceptibility to stress
    H. Introduction to Stages of Change: Is there really a problem?
       1. Precontemplative
       2. Contemplative
       3. Preparation
       4. Action
       5. Maintenance
    I. Stages of Change and Motivational Enhancement

Part Two: The Alternative Reality
    A. Changing the way you approach your thinking, your world and your future
    B. Cognitive behavioral strategies to reduce Stress
          a. Identify sources
          b. Restructure priorities
          c. Change responses
          d. Manage and reduce stress with ‘one shot’ deals
    C. Humor as a lifestyle choice
    D. Transitional objects to assist with skill consolidation
    E. Questions and wrap up

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