Mental health therapists often struggle to make the most of their clinical careers, feeling stuck and unsure of how to move forward.
It can be difficult to identify your strengths and turn them into tangible outcomes that will help you reach your goals. Even when you know what they are, it's hard to figure out where to start or who can provide guidance on how best to use them.
This podcast will explore practical approaches for unlocking and exploring personal strengths in order to open up incredible opportunities for growth. Discover the power within you and take the first steps toward leveraging your strengths!
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Make the Most of Your Clinical Career: How
to Identify Your Strengths and Turn Them
Mental health therapists often struggle to make the most of their clinical careers,
feeling stuck and unsure how to move forward.
It can be difficult to identify your strengths and turn them into tangible outcomes
that will help you reach your goals. Even when you know what they are, it's hard to
figure out where to start or who can provide guidance on how best to use them.
This podcast will explore practical approaches for unlocking and exploring
personal strengths in order to open up incredible opportunities for growth.
Discover the power within you and take the first steps towards leveraging your
If you want access to the show notes or learn more about the 90 Minute
Strengths Finder Session let us know below.
Hi! I'm Lara Effland and I help mental health therapists stop feeling lost by using a
clear, easy to follow roadmap for confidence and growth after licensure! At the
Clinician Development Collective we know that you want to be a successful
mental health clinician. In order to do that, you need a trusted advisor, high
quality training, and friendly support. The problem is there is no system for
continued growth after licensure, which makes you feel lost. We believe clinicians
deserve a clear roadmap towards long lasting professional success. We
understand what it feels like to be lost after licensure which is why we created
the Clinician Development collective using 20 years of knowledge, competency,
and best practices.
Identifying Your Strengths -
Learning how to self-assess can help you get a better
understanding of where your strengths lie.
Navigating the world of personal strengths can be overwhelming and it's easy to
feel lost if you don't know where to start.
That is why it is so important to self-assess.
Learning how to self-assess can make all the difference in finding success and
satisfaction no matter the challenges we are presented with.
1. Reflect on past successes - consider the experiences and situations you've
been most successful with in the past
2. Make an inventory of your skills - compile a list of all the skills, knowledge,
and talents you have gained over time
3. Compare yourself to others - imagine yourself working on a team or in a
classroom, in what ways do you stand out from others?
Turning Your Strengths into Opportunities -
Finding ways to use and build upon your strengths can open
up new opportunities for success and growth.
Turning your strengths into opportunities can be a powerful process and help you
self-actualize your strengths.
Take Nora for example, she completed a Strengths Assessment and learned that
her top strengths were achievement, curiousity, execution, Responsibility, and
leadership. She was still a year away from getting her license as a mental health
counselor. She decided to take on a new project at work that focused on
improving moral and helping her team feel heard and supported. She received a
lot of great feedback from her peers and supervisor. She is now considering
taking on more leadership roles in the future.
Without knowing her strengths, Nora would not have thought she could have
made such an impact on her team and in her job.
Exploring New Areas -
Taking the time to explore new areas and professions that
align with your personal strengths can give you the
confidence to pursue something different.
Exploring new areas and professions can be intimidating, but by leveraging your
personal strengths and taking the time to do research, you can build confidence
to make a move if something resonates with you. Consider teaching courses
related to your field, group therapy, advocacy of a certain cause, freelance writing
or advising, or compliance-related issues. With an open mind and careful study of
your options based on your core competencies, you can find yourself in a fresh
career realm that fits like a glove!
Seek Out GuidanceSeeking out guidance from consultants, supervisors, and
other professionals who have expertise in the areas where
you are strong can help you maximize your potential and
reach further heights than ever before.
It is important to recognize your personal strengths and discover ways to use
them. Seeking out support from mentors, supervisors and other professionals
can help you make the most of these strengths, providing invaluable guidance to
assess how to best utilize them. Learning your strengths and how to use them is
such a gift to yourself and your career!
Unlock your true potential with our Strengths Finder Session! Uncover your
hidden personal strengths and learn how to use them to reach your goals. With
the right guidance, you can work to leverage your abilities and achieve success.
Plus, experienced mentors and professionals will be available during the session
to offer insights on how to get ahead faster. Don't settle for mediocrity - take the
first step today and start maximizing your potential! #personaldevelopment
I invite you to join me for my next video, where I will be discussing the topic of
why mental health therapists struggle to grow in mediocre clinical supervision.
The clinical supervision field is an ever-changing one, and as such it is important
for clinicians to have the knowledge and skills to navigate these changes.
Unfortunately, many mental health therapists find themselves stuck in mediocre
clinical supervision that does not challenge their knowledge or push them
outside of their comfort zone. This can lead to stagnation and prevent them from
growing in their career.