Mental Agility for Forensic Scientists

Developing a Wellness at Work Plan - Dr. Richard Janka

November 22, 2020 Jennifer Dillon Episode 5
Mental Agility for Forensic Scientists
Developing a Wellness at Work Plan - Dr. Richard Janka
Show Notes

Dr. Janka explains the differences between a wellness program and disease management and emphasizes that we all need to develop resources, have a plan and support system in place for our well-being.  But we don’t have to wait until we experience a critical incident to put our plans into action.  He breaks down what happens physiologically and emotionally when we experience a traumatic event and explains what vicarious trauma is and how the technique of compartmentalization can be applied to prevent personalization of our work.  Finally, Dr J and I talk about workplace peer support programs and how we might be able to integrate them into a forensic setting.  

Host: Jen Dillon [email protected]
Sponsored by Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists: www.mafs.net
Music Credit: Joseph McDade