Many Hats: When Caring Professionals are Caregivers

About this Podcast

This episode examines special self-care considerations for individuals who work as service professionals while also serving as caregivers for loved ones. Offering lessons from research and featuring interviews with Andy Crocker, Extension Program Specialist for Gerontology and Health with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, and Seniorina, a U.S. Military service professional and caregiver, strategies for assessing and maintaining work-life balance are offered.

Listeners will be able to:

  • Discuss statistics related to the prevalence of family caregivers in the United States.
  • Identify symptoms of role ambiguity and employ instruments for measuring symptoms of burnout.
  • Employ effective strategies for maintaining work-life balance.

Each month host Alicia Cassels introduces individuals who excel in challenging professional fields and interviews experts in medical, social and management sciences to explore what keeps professionals engaged and thriving at work. 

CE Information & Certificates of Completion

CE Credit/Certificate of Completion

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  • 0.5 Continuing Education (CE) credit is available for this podcast through the University of Texas (UT) Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
  • Educational hours may be submitted by professionals to meet continuing education requirements for renewal of Social Work, Professional Counselor, and Family Therapist licenses.
  • The UT Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work is an approved CE provider in all but the following 11 states: Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Ohio and Oklahoma.

Participants are encouraged to check with their states’ latest licensing rules to confirm reciprocity and CE rules. 

Host Bio

Alicia Cassels – Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Program Development and Evaluation Specialist, Auburn University

Alicia works in the development, delivery and evaluation of educational programs. She has served as an educator, clinical therapist and program director in university and behavioral healthcare settings. Alicia’s areas of interest include wellness, special populations, and learner engagement.



AARP Public Policy Institute. September, 2018. Breaking New Ground: Supporting Employed Family Caregivers with Workplace Leave Policies.

Military Families Learning Network Mastering the Art of Mindfulness Audio Series

National Academy of Medicine. Validated Instruments to Assess Work-Related Dimension of Well-Being.

United States Office of Personnel Management. March, 2018. Federal Work-Life Survey Government Wide Report.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Resources

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