338. ACT for Burnout with Debbie!

It’s disheartening to see how burnout has become increasingly widespread. We understand how overwhelming it can be, and we’re here to support you in finding ways to overcome it. For this very special episode, all four POTC cohosts come together to celebrate Debbie’s new book, ACT for Burnout: Recharge, Reconnect, and Transform Burnout with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. This incredible resource can teach you so much about burnout, its dimensions, and how to manage it effectively. You will also learn how this book can be a valuable tool in preventing burnout from happening in the first place. If you’re experiencing signs of burnout, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! 

Listen and Learn: 

  • What inspired Debbie to pen a burnout book?
  • Understanding the three dimensions of burnout 
  • What are the risks and impacts of burnout?
  • How does capitalism influence individual burnout?
  • Why may attempting to fix burnout worsen the situation? 
  • The cohosts guess each other’s burnout subtypes 
  • When work is causing burnout, how do you know when it’s time to quit?
  • Why is acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) a good approach to addressing the problem of burnout?


Use the code “BURNOUT20” for 20% off of ACT for Burnout on the Jessica Kingsley Publishers US site! Link here to have the code pre-applied at checkout: 

About Debbie Sorensen 

Debbie (she/her) is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Denver, Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University. She is author of the upcoming book ACT for Burnout: Recharge, Reconnect, and Transform Burnout with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and co-author of ACT Daily Journal: Get Unstuck and Live Fully with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. And of course, she’s a long-time cohost of the Psychologists Off the Clock podcast! She loves living in Colorado, her home state, with her husband, two daughters, and dog. When she’s not busy working or podcasting, she enjoys reading fiction, cooking, traveling, and getting outdoors in the beautiful Rocky Mountains! You can learn more about Debbie, read her blog, and find out about upcoming presentations and training events at her webpage,


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