Many SLPs are stressed out, with many facing burn out from the chronic, overwhelming stress they face each day. This stress is often caused by simple things that become chronic when the stress isn't managed. In this course, you will learn the science behind stress, how it shows up in the day of an SLP and how we can use the tools of stress management, including Mindfulness and Positivity, to manage stress and reduce burn out. Offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs – 2.5 contact hours.
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The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
Jessi Andricks, MS, CCC-SLP, earned her master's degree in Speech Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a trained Integrative Health Coach and Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, focusing on Stress Management for SLPs. She has presented at ASHA Annual Convention and at state speech pathology association conventions on the topics of stress management and burn out prevention for SLPs. Jessi has written for the ASHA Leader Live and NSSLHA Blog, as well as authored the books “Detox 101” and “The Smoothie Life”. She also runs the website, JessiAndricks.com, where she has programs and resources to help SLPs reduce stress, burn out and overwhelm.
Financial — Jessie Andricks is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Jessie Andricks has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Related Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:
If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.
Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.
Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:
Course Completion Timeframe:
You have unlimited time to complete our online courses. You may log off and log on as often as you’d like to in order to complete all sections of a course.
However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.
Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the My Online Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.
Certificate of Completion:
On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.
ASHA CE Registry Submission:
During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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What is an Online Course?
Our Online Courses consist of video, audio, and/or text content and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any device, via your NorthernSpeech.com online account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%), a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.
Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for ASHA CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to CEUs earned online. Please note that courses offered for university students are not applicable for CEUs.
Registering for an online course:
You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.
Accessing your purchased course or returning to a purchased course:
You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the My Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click the course you would like to start or to resume. From there, proceed through the course sections until you are ready to complete the post test. You do not have to complete your course all at once. You may log on and off as you wish.
Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.
Number of CEUs offered:
We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.
State licensing boards and online CEUs:
NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept ASHA CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page. Most courses include closed captioning.
Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file.
Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.
For our online courses to function best, we recommend that you update your computer to include the newest version of your Internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, etc.) and newest version of your computer's operating system. Also a high-speed Internet connection is recommended (cable or DSL). Speakers or headphones will be required for many of our courses as many contain audio components.
Course Cancellation Policy:
A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded.
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"The presenter was clear in her presentation. The discussion on how the brain is impacted by stress will benefit my practice." K.N. (July 2021)
"How you can reduce stress will be beneficial for my daily practice. I liked the information about stress and the brain." R.K. (June 2021)
“The concepts and daily practicing of mindfulness and positivity are healthy concepts for all rehabilitation therapists, medical and educational professionals to be aware of their uses and knowledge.” – M.G. (Dec. 2020)
“This course was an excellent introduction for me for the areas of positivity and mindfulness as well as the neurological aspects of these practices.” – M.G. (Nov. 2020)
“I enjoyed learning about the physiological responses our body has to stress.” K.S. (Sep. 2020)
“I specifically liked the tools presented to manage stress. It provided insight into the stress cycle and how to manage it.” – K.Q. (Aug. 2020)
"I loved the course and it is so useful for our job which is stressful. I also didn’t realize the cycle of stress - daily, chronic, and burn out. This course exceeded my expectation! Amazing!!!! LOVED it!! Thank you!!" – K.M. (July 2020)
"Great class! I really enjoyed learning what happens in the brain when someone is stressed chronically. Also really appreciated being given techniques to use to help manage and reduce stress. Excellent all around! After practicing for 18 years I really needed to take a class like that. Very helpful! Will recommend to my colleagues." – L.D. (June 2020)
"This course is very applicable to everyday life. I especially enjoyed the strategies for dealing with stress and burnout." – K.K. (May 2020)
"I enjoyed improving my understanding of how stress occurs, how it develops, and the reasons to which I often feel the way I do as well as acknowledge I have control of my thoughts and my ability to decrease the effects it has on my thoughts. I liked the speaker's explanations." – E.C. (Apr. 2020)
"I appreciated the discussion on recognizing what SLP's go through and acknowledging how stressful it can be." – H.C. (Mar. 2020)
"I liked how specific ideas were provided on how to put these tools into practice. The specific tools discussed are easy to incorporate in order to manage daily stress. I practice many of these - movement and medication, but it was a nice reminder." – J.B. (Feb. 2020)
"Our days as SLPs can be very stressful for a variety of reasons. These stresses won't change; however, we can use strategies provided to address and manage our stress. Going over how the brain responds to stress and the strategies to address stress were most beneficial." – A.S. (Dec. 2019)
"I liked that it went beyond 'Here are the problems' and into the 'Here are the solutions.' Having the application and not just the theoretical knowledge base is what makes this CEU so functional." – S.G. (Dec. 2019)
"The discussion on managing stressful work expectations and evaluating if we are effective in our work was most beneficial. I liked learning about mindfulness and ability to make positive changes." – J.C. (Dec. 2019)
"I learned the difference between daily stress and real burnout and how to not let one lead to the other. I liked the practical application." – R.J. (Nov. 2019)
"The practical applications of what can be done on a daily basis in order to reduce or limit the stressors as related to chronic burn out were most helpful." – J.N. (Nov. 2019)
"Stress was really well explained and the recommendations made were really practical and useful." – S.G. (Nov. 2019)
"Everything was beneficial! What an amazing course! Wonderful information and many thoughts to ponder as a busy SLP! This course exceeded my expectations. Thank you!" – L.D. (Oct. 2019)
"This was SOOOOOOO beneficial. The practical strategies for paying attention to ourselves in the context of caring for others were very relevant. This course was fabulous, and this time of year, many school-based SLPs are talking about some level of stress. I will definitely tell my colleagues about this course." – J.K. (Oct. 2019)
"I liked how it explained what parts of the brain are effected and how continued stress can change to burnout or depression." – K.H. (Sept. 2019)
"This online course was beneficial to my own difficulties with burnout. Being able to manage stress through positive thoughts, making time for family, using a journal to express my thoughts and plan, etc., was most helpful." – P.L. (Aug. 2019)
"I appreciated the practical steps in the last part of the webinar - especially journaling, exercise, meditation, etc." – D.W. (July 2019)
"I enjoyed the strategies talked about - meditation, journaling, movement, as well as the explanation of the parts of the brain that are involved and the reaction of the same during stressful moments." – M.R. (July 2019)
"The presenter was easy to listen to and maintained my attention. The handout was helpful and the slides on the screen assisted with focus. Thank you!" – M.S. (July 2019)
"I liked learning how the brain works in relation to stress as well as the different strategies to use in dealing with stress." – L.G. (June 2019)
"Understanding the fear response was most beneficial." – A.F. (May 2019)
"I enjoyed learning the ways to practice mindfulness and positivity." – N.H. (Apr. 2019)
"The stress responses in the brain were helpful to learn. I liked the specific examples and exploring the evidenced-based practices of mindfulness and meditation." – S.S. (Apr. 2019)
"All of the info was useful. Excellent course." – B.S. (Apr. 2019)
"I liked the practical tools for stress management." – K.R. (Apr. 2019)
"Such great content. Not your common SLP course! Very helpful to me as a school-based SLP. It enabled me to think about ways to deal with the stress of my job without losing my passion! Thank you! loved it!" – G.J. (Mar. 2019)