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Dr. Amanda Maranzan
Dr. Amanda Maranzan
Dr. Amanda Maranzan

Self-care: An ethical imperative for professional psychologists

Dr. Amanda Maranzan

Friday Mar 21, 2025

Pacific Time:

10:00am - 11:30am

Eastern Time:

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Can’t attend the live streamed version of this workshop? All of our workshops are also available as pre-recorded on-demand videos that you can watch when you want. All are available 10 working days after the live date presentation for up to one year. 


On March 21st, 2025, Dr. Amanda Maranzan will deliver a 90-minute webinar on self-care: an ethical imperative for professional psychologists.

Workshop Outline

Self-care has been described as an ethical imperative for professional psychologists; this topic has become increasingly salient for those involved in professional psychology practice. Drawing from the ethical, professional, and empirical literature this webinar provides participants with an overview of the relevance of self-care to clinical work.  The primary goal of the webinar is to share resources and to further develop a self-care culture for psychology professionals. The first part of the webinar will review the ethical and professional underpinnings of self-care. The webinar will provide an update on the self-care literature, including examining the role that trainers and programs can play in supporting trainee self-care. A combination of polls and interactive chat to the larger group will occur to identify current practices and problem-solve common obstacles. The webinar will review self-care guidelines and resources for professional psychologists, including the recognising the impact of the pandemic on mental health and wellness and the implications for training in professional psychology. Participants will engage in interactive discussions to further develop self-care strategies and to problem-solve common barriers to self-care.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the ethical and professional context of self-care

2. Apply the self-care literature to the psychology profession

3. Review and refresh one's own self-care strategy

4. Problem-solve barriers to self-care

About the Presenter

Dr. Amanda Maranzan is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Graduate Programs at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada and President of the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs. Dr. Maranzan’s primary research is related to mental illness stigma (e.g., self-stigma and help-seeking; stigma reduction) with additional interests in mental health outcome measurement, professional psychology and training. She teaches courses about mental illness, ethics, and clinical supervision. Dr. Maranzan also engages in clinical psychology practice at NWO Psychology Services, a psychology private practice serving Northwestern Ontario. 

Training Modalities

Didactic content, Q&A, reflective components, interactive chat and polls.

Who should attend

This event is suitable for all mental health professionals interested in the ethics of self-care.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

Bespoke Mental Health Canada is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Bespoke Mental Health Canada maintains responsibility for the program. 

After viewing this workshop live on March 25th, 2025, participants have the option to complete an evaluation form in order to be eligible to receive a certificate confirming the number of credits awarded. This certificate will be sent via email. 

Participants who view this workshop as a pre-recorded event will need to complete an additional workshop knowledge quiz in order to be eligible to receive CE credits.

Participants who complete this workshop are eligible to receive 1.5 CE credits.


Professionals: $60 CAD +tax

Students*: $48 CAD +tax

* Proof of student status may be required in order to qualify for a student rate.

Key References

Tippin, G. K., & Maranzan, K. A. (2022). Reducing the public stigma of mental illness using Photovoice. Health Promotion Practice, 23(2), 331-337. 


Harder, J. A., Hawkins, J. R., Kao, C. E. J., MacIsaac, A., & Maranzan, K. A. (2023). Trends in Professional Psychology Trainee Self Care: Before and 1 Year Into the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Maranzan, K. A., Kowatch, K. R., Mascioli, B. A., McGeown, L., Popowich, A. D., & Spiroiu, F. (2018). Self-care and the Canadian Code of Ethics: Implications for training in professional psychology. Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne, 59(4), 361-368. 


Maranzan, K. A., Maynard-Pemba, N., Çiftçi, A., Fehon, D. C., Nikalje, A., & Berry, A. T. (2023). Principles of socially responsive shared governance: Applying an ethics lens to systems of governance in professional psychology training. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 17(1), 53.

More information coming soon.

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