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Home Study: Leadership and Supervision: How to Effectively Manage Reports of Workplace Bullying 

01-19-2023 12:16

**Previously Recorded on 1/5/2023 - Not a Live Event**

Leadership and Supervision: How to Effectively Manage Reports of Workplace Bullying

Workplace bullying is a hot topic, on the rise and has tremendous negative emotional and psychological costs. The short and long term- effects on individuals and organizations of workplace bullying are real and substantial. This is important as mental health counselors work with targets, bystanders, and bullies and work for organizations that are at-risk for bullying.

Approximately 30% of workers reported being bullied and 19% have witnessed workplace bullying (Workplace Bullying Institute, 2021). In healthcare, 85% of nurses have experienced incivility (Bradley University, 2018) and many believe nursing has normalized it, even coining the term “eating their young” (Meissner, 1999). There is little data on how workplace bullying is impacting mental health professionals.

One thing is clear, the number of professionals experiencing workplace bullying is becoming an epidemic. Supervisors must understand workplace bullying to identify risk factors that lead to bully cultures, for workers and clients. This improves the likelihood of effectively intervening when reports are made in agencies.

This webinar presents a clear definition of workplace bully and addresses the differences between workplace bullying from conflict when intervening. Leaders will understand the risk factors and understand how to assess their work culture for workplace bullying. The skills needed to effectively intervene and manage reports of workplace bullying.


- To understand what workplace bullying is and what it isn’t.
- To identify how to identify and assess factors that put organizations at risk
- To understand and identify best practice strategies for interventions when reports of workplace bullying are made


Jan Kircher, Ph.D., MSW

A leading expert in workplace bullying, Dr. Jan Kircher has a Ph.D. in sociology, an MSW, and over 20 years of experience in diverse organizational settings. During her career, she became aware of a social phenomenon called workplace bullying. In response to mounting concerns and a lack of effective strategies to help individuals and organizations, Dr. Kircher founded Stop Bully Culture and The American Workplace Advocacy Center.

Dr. Kircher is one of few in the United States that address workplace bullying and the only one that speaks to the organizational accountability in effectively solving this issue. Dr. Kircher has developed state-of-the-art and unique strategies for organizations and individuals to heal from the traumatizing effects of workplace bullying. Dr. Kircher has presented locally, regionally, and nationally across the United States for mental health and health workers, administrators, academics, and other professionals.


AMHCA will provide 1.5 CEs for this all viewers who view the webinar and complete the accompanying quiz with a passing grade (80% or higher). American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. All sales are final - home study registrations are non-refundable.



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