Shawn Friday, MEd, LPC, CEAP

Shawn Friday, MEd, LPC, CEAP
Shawn is a Senior Consultant for VITAL WorkLife. Shawn has an MEd degree in counseling from North Dakota State University, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. He has over 12 years of employee assistance experience and an additional 7 years as a counselor in a variety of settings. Shawn has expertise in the areas of anxiety and stress management, couples’ issues and critical incident stress management.
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Are you Getting What You Need as a Caregiver?

“Family members, friends, and neighbors devote countless hours to providing care to their relatives or loved ones. During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize and thank the humble heroes who do so much to keep our families and communities strong.” 

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When was the last time you evaluated your financial well being?

As a physician/provider, have you ever felt stressed from your financial concerns (or debt)? Physician and provider debt can sky rocket with eight years of advanced education—medical school and residency—and high interest rates. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, 75% of the 2017 graduating medical [...]

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Technology Solutions to Facilitate Professional Development

by Shawn Friday, MEd, LPC, CEAP, February 2018

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6 Ideas to Support Your Professional Development

Technology is always evolving and changing, and it isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Today’s work climate demands employees are adaptable and understand new technology in their field.   Learning to Leap authors David Shindler and Jean Boles call out three crucial areas necessary for effectiveness at work today and in the [...]

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How to Show Gratitude and Give Thanks

Gratitude is defined as the state of being grateful: thankfulness. It is the feeling or showing of appreciation and kindness. Sincere expressions of gratitude take little time, cost nothing and can go a long way in creating a positive environment at home and in the workplace.

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Should You Consider Treating a Loved One?

As a physician or provider, at some point you will likely be confronted with the difficult decision of whether to get involved in treating a loved one or assisting with the medical care of a sick family member. If you choose to get involved, you must also decide the extent of your involvement.  Do you treat them yourself? [...]

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Are You Prepared for Your Financial Future?

Why Physicians and Providers Need a Financial Advisor Are you concerned about being prepared for retirement? Or if you are early in your career, maybe retirement isn’t even on the radar screen yet; but paying student loans, raising families and running a practice are up close and personal. Surveys tell us a majority of [...]

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How to Address Addictive Behaviors in Physicians

Identifying the Problem The rate of physician addiction among current practitioners is between 10 and 15 percent, similar or higher than the general population. As with the general population, alcohol is the most commonly abused substance; but not surprising, there is an increased level of addiction to prescription opioids, [...]

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A New Generation of Physicians

The Intergenerational Workforce Among the many changes physicians face today is the changing face of the physician. Once known as the exclusive white male workforce in the United States, the physician workforce has become more female, more varied in country of origin, more racially diverse and more “Millennial.” Let’s look at [...]

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A Healthy Medical Marriage

Medical Marriages

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