Burnout Prevention: Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, and Other Coping Techniques


Sep. 12, 2022, 3:30pm to 5pm

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This presentation will address the impact of burnout and how the pandemic has exacerbated its effects on our everyday lives, as well as coping strategies to mitigate burnout's impact.

Admission is free and CEUs are available for those attending the live event. A recording of the event will be available online.


Assistant Professor in the UNLV Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services
Dr. Brett Gleason is an Assistant Professor in the human services program at UNLV. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor in the counseling program at Eastern New Mexico University. Dr. Gleason graduated with his Ph.D. in Counseling from Old Dominion University, serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the human services program throughout his doctoral program. His dissertation was titled “A Phenomenological Investigation of Wellness and Wellness Promotion within Counselor Education Programs." During his time at his previous positions, Dr. Gleason has helped with preparing for CACREP accreditation, served as faculty advisor for student organizations, advising students, serving as Assistant Editor for the Journal of Human Services, in addition to teaching several courses in both human services and counseling programs.

Tam Villar, PhD, LCADC, NCC
Assistant Professor in Residence in the UNLV Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services
Tam Villar holds a Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in health psychology. She has taught psychology, counseling, and human services courses and is currently an assistant professor-in-residence in the Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services. She has been a licensed counselor specializing in treating co-occurring disorders for many years in the state of Nevada. As a clinician, she has provided counseling services to individuals affected by trauma and addiction issues. In addition to her experience with direct clinical work, she has also served as a board-approved clinical supervisor for counselor interns.

About the Scholarship in Practice Web Lecture Series

Aligned with UNLV’s Top Tier goal of community engagement, the Scholarship in Practice Web Lecture Series is a forum offered to local and national communities to discuss critical issues and propose concrete solutions on topics related to PK-20 education and mental health. Steeped in the latest scholarship, lectures are designed to support educators, practitioners, and other stakeholders. The UNLV College of Education provides approximately 6-8 lectures per year. 



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