Graduate Medical Education

Resident Wellness

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Wellness Newsletter

 

Residency and fellowship training is one of the most exciting times in life, but it also can present a variety of challenges to personal and professional well-being. Residents often experience emotional and physical exhaustion, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, and strained personal relationships. These issues can often lead to depression, substance abuse, and even suicidal thoughts. Our resident wellness program strives to ensure that residents are both emotionally and academically successful. We provide a variety of confidential services.     

 

 

Services Provided:

  • Counseling in person, online, or via phone (free of charge to residents and fellows). To schedule a counseling appointment, please contact Dr. Neely at neelykr@uthscsa.edu or call her confidential phone line 210-450-8341.
  • Online self-screening for depression, burnout, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. The screening is voluntary and completely anonymous. Visit www.uthealth.caresforyou.org to take the assessment

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  • Wellness presentations and guidance on how to implement wellness activities

 

 

Issues We Address:

  • Depression
  • Burnout
  • Anxiety
  • Work life balance
  • Anger/Stress
  • Thoughts of self-harm
  • Substance abuse
  • Over all emotional wellness

 

Providers:

Kirleen Neely, PhD (Behavioral Health Consultant)

 

Dr. Neely has worked in the mental health field for over twenty years. She obtained her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. Her career began in adult outpatient mental health where she worked with the severely mentally ill, crisis intervention cases, and substance abuse clients. She later transitioned to inpatient mental health and assisted children who were victims of sexual abuse and neglect.

In the last decade, she has served as the program director of Richardson Counseling Services. In this role, she managed the day to operations of the center, facilitated counselor internship training programs, and provided counseling services. She has extensive experiences providing individual, family, and marriage counseling as well as working with military families and employee assistant programs. In addition, Dr. Neely has served as adjunct professor at Webster University, where she taught graduate level counseling courses.

 

In 2014, she released her first children’s book “Straight Talk” which is a culmination of her research in the area of dominant beauty standards and the effect on self-esteem for women and girls. Dr. Neely has been privileged to appear as a guest expert on several television and radio shows and has been a sought-after public speaker. She is supported by her husband and two amazing daughters.

 

To schedule a counseling appointment, please contact Dr. Neely at neelykr@uthscsa.edu or call her confidential phone line 210-450-8341.

 

Adriana Dyurich, PhD, LPC (Academic Success Consultant)

 

Dr. Adriana Dyurich, received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Texas A&M Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) and is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. Dr. Dyurich has extensive experience working with youth and adults facing life stresses related to burnout, trauma, anxiety, and depression. She has helped students and trainees of diverse ages overcome personal and academic difficulties to become successful.

Dr Dyurich has presented her projects and theories at local, national, and international conferences. Her research concentrates in issues related to wellness, growth, pain management, achievement, motivation and women and children issues including perinatal depression, parenting, and social justice.

She has trained and presented on the use of DBT (for which she received an excellence award), received the 3MT Doctoral Award at TAMUCC for her research on perinatal depression, and has published articles and a book chapter on the use of Narrative Therapy. Dr. Dyurich also has extensive training and expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Wellness Counseling, Trauma Focused CBT, Play Therapy and other therapeutic methods. Dr. Dyurich co-created the VeedaMom app to support pregnant and new mothers, and utilizes her knowledge and expertise in her practice, offering an integrative, holistic approach to support the flourishing of those with whom she is fortunate to work.

 

You may contact Dr. Dyurich at dyurich@uthscsa.edu or call her confidential phone line 210-450-8734.

 

 

The Wellness Bistro:

 

The Wellness Bistro is a semi-comprehensive pack of Wellness and Resilience building modules and activities. There are approximately 43 different items that can be completed by an individual or with a group. Feedback is greatly appreciated about the Wellness Bistro. If there is one that you would like to have presented or would like to learn more about please contact Dr. Jon Courand by phone at 210-567-5200 or e-mail at Courand@uthscsa.edu.

 

Offerings:

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Resources:

  • Preventing Medical Trainee Suicide (video)
  • Symptoms/Warning Signs Check List (checklist)
  • Work Life Balance Tips for Physicians (article)

 

 

 

Mental Health Emergency Contact Numbers:

 

             www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

        

  • University Hospital Emergency Center 210-743-0024   

 

  • Deer Oak Employee Assistance Program  1-866-EAP2400

           www.deeroaks.com

 

 

 

Contact Us @ UThealthcares4u@uthscsa.edu