Dr. Fonken has been Director of Counseling and Wellness Programs for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University for the past 12 years where she provides support and wellbeing programs to students, interns, and residents and oversees the wellness curriculum for the college. Additionally, Dr. Fonken is the owner of Whole Vets, LLC, where she offers educational training, workshops, presentations and consultation to veterinary professionals in the area of strengthening wellbeing through the practice of healthy resilience, engagement and compassion satisfaction.
September 15th, 2021 | 53 mins 8 secs
anxiety, dvm, introvert, introvets, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician
Lauren and JJ welcome psychotherapist Dr. Laurie Fonken back to the podcast to discuss introversion and how this temperament impacts career decisions and job satisfaction in veterinary medicine.
August 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 33 mins
altruism, anxiety, compassion fatigue, decision fatigue, dvm, edge states, horizontal hostility, introvert, introvets, jennifer jones, lauren grider, laurie fonken, stress, therapist, therapy, vet, veterinarian, veterinary, veterinary technician
The ladies welcome special guest therapist Laurie Fonken to discuss the edge states, including pathologic altruism, burnout, compassion fatigue, and more!