Cultivating Resilience in Clinical Practice During Times of Crisis

A conversation with clinical psychologist and educator Frederic Craigie, PhD

By Natural Medicine Journal

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During these challenging times, clinicians may lose sight of their own self-care and how they can cultivate their own resilience. Award-winning professor and psychologist Frederic Craigie, PhD, joins us to discuss the role of resilience and purpose for clinicians. He provides practical advice on how practitioners can enhance their own self-care plan while helping patients achieve their wellness goals. Craigie taught and practiced as a clinical psychologist at a family medicine residency for 37 years and presently serves as visiting associate professor at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

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Approximate listening time: 28 minutes

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Frederic Craigie, PhD

Frederic Craigie, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and medical educator who serves as visiting associate professor at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In 2015, he transitioned from a 37-year full-time faculty role at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta, Maine, where he coordinated behavioral health teaching for residents and students and provided behavioral health care to a largely underserved primary care population. Since the mid-80s, Craigie has written and presented extensively about spirituality and health, resilience and well-being in healthcare, and positive mental health. He is the author of the newly released book, Weekly Soul: Fifty-two Meditations on Meaningful, Joyful and Peaceful Living.

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Natural Medicine Journal is an electronic peer-reviewed journal and open access website dedicated to the field of integrative medicine.