Patrick Casale, MA, LCMHC, LCAS | Good Enough? Navigating Impostor Syndrome Through An Attachment Focused Lens (1 CE)
Impostor Syndrome is a phenomenon that plagues the helping profession. No matter the professional and clinical experience and hours worked, the feelings of fraudulence and incompetence still paralyze and impact us. Impostor syndrome typically shows up when we are stepping into an area of professional growth and development. “Am I competent?” “Why would someone hire me?” And “when will someone find out that I’m fraudulent” are the most common ways that it shows up. People who struggle with impostor syndrome tend to have a difficult time with perfectionism and the mentality that nothing is ever good enough. We’ll examine how our early childhood development impacts our sense of self, insecurities, and the association between achievement and self-worth.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Identify 5 different ways that impostor syndrome shows up for helping professionals and how it negatively impacts their sense of self
- Compare and contrast 3 ways that impostor syndrome differs from low self-esteem
- Articulate 3 different techniques to combat and move through impostor syndrome
- Examine 3 ways that cultural diversity impacts impostor syndrome in the workplace