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People Science SIG Webinar: Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces in Healthcare

  • 08/21/2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Webinar link to be sent prior to meeting
  • 22


  • Member of ATD NYC Chapter in good standing
  • Non-member of ATD NYC. You can have this webinar fee credited to your ATD NYC membership if you join within the next two weeks. Email contact@atdnyc.org to take advantage of this offer.

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NOTE: Member registration opens on July 21 and non-member registration opens on August 6. 

Program Description

In organizational psychology research, healthcare is one of the main industries that scientists focus on when researching the phenomenon of burnout. Why is that? Why is healthcare often so stressful that it induces emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishments in its workers? Is the fault (and the solution) of this problem up to healthcare workers to determine? What can healthcare organizations do to address the significant amount of burnout, stress, and loss of productivity rampant in the industry? This webinar will answer these questions and discuss how creating a psychologically healthy workplace can help.

Psychologically healthy workplaces integrate employee goals of health and well-being and organizational goals of performance and productivity. While the actual programs and policies of a psychologically healthy workplace may vary, research in organizational psychology informs us that all psychologically healthy workplaces include these critical components:

  • Employee involvement – involving employees in decision-making
  • Health and safety – maximizing employees physical and mental health
  • Employee growth and development – creating opportunities to expand knowledge, skills, and abilities of employees
  • Work-life balance – allowing employees flexibility and autonomy to address responsibilities and life outside of work
  • Employee recognition – allowing employees to be singled out and rewarded for their contributions

Effective and frequent organizational communication is the foundation of each of these components, and is essential to developing employees’ perceptions of trust, fairness, and value. Organizational culture, climate, and leadership are examples of the contextual pieces of a psychologically healthy workplace. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to creating these workplaces. Rather, organizations must determine what strategies and programs align with their mission, values, and goals that include the above components.

Key Takeaways

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define a psychologically healthy workplace.
  • Identify the six dimensions that characterize a psychologically healthy workplace (PHW).
  • Identify the characteristics of an unhealthy organization.


Courtney Keim, PhD.

Associate Professor of Industrial Organizational Psychology

Bellmarine University 

Dr. Keim is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Bellarmine University, where she teaches a range of Industrial-Organizational courses and advises students in the HR concentration. Her research is in organizational wellness with an emphasis on stress in the workplace. She also conducts pedagogical research, including the use of high-impact, applied practices in academic courses. She has published articles in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and Teaching of Psychology. She is also a reviewer for Applied Psychology: An International Review and the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and presenter at numerous state, regional, and national conferences. Dr. Keim is a board member for the Kentucky Psychological Foundation (KPF), Chairperson for KPF’s Psychology in the Workplace committee, and member of the Strategic Advisory Panel for APA’s Center for Applied Psychology, which houses the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards.


1:00pm  Presentation
1:45pm  Q&A

Costs: $0 for ATDNYC Members; $15 for Visitors


Chair: Syeed Islam (sy@talentmetrics.io)

Co-Chair: Lyndon Llanes (lyndon.llanes@verizon.com)

Location: Webinar link will be sent to participants.

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Email: contact@atdnyc.org

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