Attention:

From Work, to the Pharmacy and Then Home: A Well-Being Approach to Depression and Anxiety


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 93 minutes
Recorded Date: October 03, 2018
Click here to share this program

Agenda


  • Sadness vs. Depression
  • Lawyer Depression
  • Lawyer Anxiety
  • Perpetual Stress
  • Stigma
  • Lawyer Loneliness
  • Support Groups
  • Do's and Don'ts of Helping a Fellow Lawyer
  • Conclusion
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
Recorded: October 3, 2018

Description

Join our experts as they discuss depression, anxiety, and stress and the steps to foster well-being.

According to recent studies, over 1 in 3 attorneys struggle with depression, anxiety, or overwhelming stress, and the numbers continue to rise. The National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being describes these findings as incompatible with a sustained legal profession: “To be a good lawyer, one has to be a healthy lawyer.” But what does that really mean?

Join our experts, an Integrative Psychiatrist and an attorney with depression.

This program was recorded on October 3rd, 2018.

Provided By

American Bar Association

Panelists

Eve A. Wood, MD

Founder
A Healthy Lawyer

Eve A. Wood, M.D., uses a practical, science-based approach to help attorneys with depression, anxiety, burnout or extreme stress transform their lives for well-being, joy, and professional success. She is an integrative psychiatrist, executive coach, and key note speaker, who is driven to help attorneys build lives they love. She serves on the Colorado Supreme Court Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, recently created by the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. She has developed the signature program: A HEALTHY LAWYER; A Sustainable Approach to Depression, Anxiety, Burnout, and Stress.

Dr. Wood has been in practice for 35 years. She has been a professor in numerous settings, the medical director in many settings including an addiction treatment center, a general psychiatry center as part of a hospital, and one that was freestanding. She has been a senior medical consultant to the national health system in New Zealand, and the chief medical officer for a large group of mental health facilities in Colorado. She spent 3 years as medical director of integrative services at Centura Health, a large health system in her home state. She has spoken, taught, and presented all over the world, making her mark in the field by bridging body, mind, and spirit in an empowering model of whole-person healing.

Dr. Wood has authored three books and two self-help kits; has won numerous awards for her writing (including the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best New Voice: Nonfiction for There’s Always Help; There’s Always Hope); was back-page feature columnist for Massage Therapy Journal (taking over for Bernie Siegel, M.D., when he retired); has been a radio host on Sirius Satellite Radio and Hay House Radio; was a professor for six years at the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine; and much more. But most of all, she is a deeply ethical and passionate human being who is concerned about sustainable approaches to health and well-being, that maximize the individual’s innate capacity to heal and thrive, while minimizing the need for medications.

Daniel T. Lukasik

Of Counsel
Maxwell Murphy, LLP

Dan is the Attorney of Counsel at Maxwell Murphy, LLC.

Dan graduated from Buffalo State College with a degree in psychology, magna cum laude, in 1984, and the University at Buffalo School of Law, cum laude, in 1988.

Dan’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AARP magazine, The National Law Journal, The Huffington Post, Esperanza magazine, on CNN, and many other national and international publications. Click here for a complete list. He has lectured around the country on the topics of stress, anxiety, and depression.

Dan is the Executive Producer for of the original documentary, “A Terrible Melancholy: Depression in the Legal Profession,” which has been viewed by mental health organizations, colleges, and universities around the country. He was the recipient of Roger Stone Public Advocacy Award from the Mental Health Association of Erie County, the Spirit Award from Compeer, an organization dedicated to pairing mentors with people struggling with mental illness, the Public Service Merit Award from the New York State Bar Association, and The Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service from his law school alma mater for his work in assisting those with depression in his community.

Similar Courses

Card image cap
90 minutes
"Help" is Not a Four-Letter Word: Overcoming Stigma
Do you know how widespread mental illness and substance use disorders are in the legal profession? We think you'll be surprised by this broad discussion about how they became so pervasive in the industry. This program will give you background information as well as practical advice on how to help eradicate the stigma of mental illness and substance use disorders in order to make the legal community a healthier one.

American Bar Association

$115

Add to Cart
Card image cap
93 minutes
'Scared. Ashamed. Crippled': Overcoming Mental Health Disabilities in Law
Feeling overwhelmed by your workload? Thinking about taking a mental health break from practice but worried about the stigma or impact it may have on your partnership track? Join Reed Smith counsel Mark Goldstein as he provides insight on how he was able to be a lawyer while coping with mental health disabilities. This very intimate discussion will also offer tips for attorneys who are currently struggling with mental health issues.

American Bar Association

$115

Add to Cart
Card image cap
64 minutes
Attorney Discipline and Mental Impairment
Is your law practice taking a toll on you? Have you developed psychological or physical problems as a result? These impairments can manifest as professional misconduct or incompetence. Join Alex Yufik (Board Certified Forensic Psychologist and Attorney At Law) as he discusses the interaction between attorney impairment due to mental illness and the current state of attorney discipline as it attempts to balance the goals of public protection and assisting you in recovery.

American Bar Association

$75

Add to Cart
Card image cap
57 minutes
Attorney Impairment: Ethical Implications & Difficult Conversations
In this program, Dr. Brian Russell, Clinical Psychologist and Attorney at Law, will discuss the different impairments that can affect an attorney. The ethics rules are implicated in addressing the issues involved and how it affects the practice of law. He will also discuss different ways attorneys can find help.

Dr. Brian Russell

$75

Add to Cart
Next