course »Impostor Syndrome: Supporting Child Welfare Workers’ Confidence to Improve Outcomes for Youth

Date: 8/30/2019, 9:15 am—1:15 pm
County: Alameda County
Location: Berkeley
Sponsor: A Better Way, Inc.
Phone: 510-601-0203
According to a study, around 70% of individuals experience Impostor Phenomenon (a.k.a. Impostor Syndrome) during their work life (as well as in academic years.) It spans across different sectors, genders, races, and professions in health, mental health, social care, education, business, finance and more. The successful and the famous have experienced it, like Maya Angelou and Albert Einstein.

Have you ever quietly, in your heart-of-hearts, felt or thought, “I don’t know what I’m doing here,” or “I am so not ready to do this work,” or “My cases need more than I have to offer,” or “They all seem to know more and do more than me”? Or possibly you compare yourself to others and think, “THEY all seem so smart and articulate,” as though you are less than. Ever feel the familiar anxiety of self-doubt, afraid you may fail to meet the unreasonably high standards you set for yourself? Perhaps you have not felt these feelings every day, not all the time, but sometimes?

This course will go over the effects of Impostor Syndrome on those serving system-involved youth and and will examine ways to eliminate the thoughts that interfere with your ability to appreciate your worth. Tip: Effort is NOT equal to limitations or incompetence. You deserve to ground in confidence with the quality services you provide to families in child welfare services.