Imposter Syndrome Among Mental Health Clinicians.
How to Handle (and Harness) Professional Self Doubt

Imposter syndrome can affect psychologists and other mental health professionals at all stages of our careers.. Left unchecked, imposter syndrome can snowball into anxiety, perfectionism and feelings of inadequacy. But did you know that empirical evidence shows that professional self doubt is related to positive therapeutic alliance?

In this upbeat 1 hour webinar below we’ll explore empirical research related to professional self doubt.  You’ll learn:

  • A method for identifying helpful and unhelpful professional self doubt using the Professional Self Doubt Scale
  • Learn to hone in on your beliefs around your professional skills using the Counselling Self Estimate Inventory
  • Understand how professional self doubt interacts with client outcomes (hint: it helps your clients if you doubt yourself a bit!)
  • Learn ways to engage in professional self care and develop a sense of healthy professional self efficacy


Feedback from participants

"I came to this session thinking my self doubt was a negative thing and almost a bit of a failure as a professional. Now I see it as an important part of being a professional and something to embrace and develop off of. Thank you!"
20th September 2021
"This was honestly the best webinar I've been to."
Clinical Psychologist
20th September 2021

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