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USF Health - Faculty Assistance Program Newsletter

When Self-Help Isn't Enough: Who Can You Trust With Your Secret Struggles?

Doctors can have trouble thinking of themselves as patients. That’s especially true when they are struggling with stress, mental health issues, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse or serious relationship difficulties.

USF Health - Faculty Assistance Program Newsletter

Friends: Good For Your Health

When we find ourselves too busy to maintain friendships, we run the risk of losing our social support when we need it most. Our health—physical and mental—suffers when we are isolated.

USF Health - Faculty Assistance Program Newsletter

Undivided attention: The connection that matters most

Giving anyone your
undivided attention is more
difficult than ever. Technology
makes it possible to multitask
almost constantly. Our
electronic tools simplify many tasks, like getting directions,
making travel reservations
and reading a patient’s test
results. Yet the same tools can
distract us.

USF Health - Faculty Assistance Program Newsletter

When teamwork isn't working: Fixes for the teams you depend on

When a team tackles any project, there can be hidden hazards and predictable pitfalls. Yet complex problems are best solved by teams, as researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign found.

USF Health - Faculty Assistance Program Newsletter

EQ is not enough: Multiple intelligences for successful leadership

The first modern intelligence test is now nearly 110 years old. The study of types of intelligence has evolved since the early work of Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon.

USF Health - Faculty Assistance Program Newsletter

Having a life, now: The effort that will protect you later

When you feel like you don’t have a minute to spare, your family, friends and leisure activities get bumped off the schedule. Yet it’s strong ties to family, friends and activities outside of residency that contribute most to mental and physical health, studies show.

USF Health - Faculty Assistance Program Newsletter

Dangerous Relationships: Breaking Out of a Pattern

Eve Kilmer, Ph.D. and life coach Phyllis LeFevre provide tips on relationships for medical residents. Much of their advice applies to the general population.

USF Health - Faculty Assistance Program Newsletter

Dangerous Relationships: Warning Signs You Need to Know

Among the early warning signs of a potentially abusive relationship are disrespect toward you or former partners, self-centeredness, controlling or possessive behavior, and unwillingness to admit fault.

USF Health - Faculty Assistance Program Newsletter

Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Adding emotional intelligence to your toolkit of success skills might be the most important thing you can do for your career.

USF Health - Faculty Assistance Program Newsletter

The Humble Leader: Why Humility Trumps Arrogance in the Workplace

Insights on the dangers of arrogant leaders in the workplace based on research by organizational and industrial psychologist Stan Silverman, associate provost and dean at the University of Akron Summit College.

USF Health - Faculty Assistance Program Newsletter

Staying Out of the Risk Zone: Health Habits Even Busy People Can Develop

Quarterly newsletter produced for University of South Florida college of medicine (USF Health) on behalf of Faculty Assistance Program provider Gary L Wood & Associates