Peace of Mind: Using Mindfulness to Prevent Burnout for SLPs

· May 14, 2021

Course Number: ABIO2108

When: Available June 1, 2021 – June 1, 2026

Where: Audio available once you register under “Course Content” at the bottom of this page.

Description: This session discussed the topic of mindfulness and how it can be used both in speech sessions, as well as, with clinicians. This session also explored how to prevent burnout in a clinical or school setting and the importance of setting boundaries in the workplace to succeed in the field.

Who This Course Is Good For:

  • Any ASHA member, CCC holder, or other professional that is licensed or credentialed to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology or preparing to earn ASHA CEUs.
  • Any speech-language pathologist (SLP) who wants to learn more about mindfulness and meditation.
  • A professional who works with pediatric to adult clients..

Who This Course Isn’t Good For:

  • Any professional who is not familiar with the terms meditation and mindfullness.
  • Any professional that does not currently work with any school-age to adult clients or plan to in the near future.


Venita Litvack, M.A, CCC-SLP

Venita is an Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant in south Florida. She has a passion for using AAC, AT, and literacy to support individuals with complex communication needs, autism, and other disabilities. Venita has delivered poster presentations on several topics related to AAC at ASHA and co-presented several ASHA CEU accredited courses. Venita co-authored two articles published in ASHA Leader’s online publication, as well as the Lou Knows What to Do book series published by Boys Town Press. Recently, Venita started utilizing the power of social media to empower and motivate educators across the country through the Speechie Side Up podcast, blog, Instagram account, and YouTube channel.

Marie Muratalla, M.A, CCC-SLP

Marie Muratalla, MS CCC-SLP is a preschool SLP in southern California. She is passionate about making sure her students enjoy communicating with their families, friends, and teachers. Marie believes in the power of collaboration with IEP teams and wants the parents/caregivers she works with to feel empowered to use speech & language strategies at home with their little ones. When she isn’t running play-based speech therapy sessions or attending IEP meetings, Marie is spreading the power of gratitude and self-reflection throughout her social media accounts and online shop where you can find her “Say Thanks More” gratitude journal.

Disclosure Statements

Venita Litvack has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: ownership interest in Speechie Side Up, LLC and Tassel Learning, LLC; royalties from the Lou Knows What to Do book series.

Venita Litvack has the following relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose: member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 12.

Marie Muratalla has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: ownership interest in Thanks Morris, Inc. and Speech Therapy PD affiliate.

Marie Muratalla has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Learning Outcomes

As a result of this activity, participants will:
  • Define mindfulness and 2 key principles.
  • Describe what burnout can look like for SLPs.
  • Identify 3 ways to prevent burnout.
  • Explain the importance of setting boundaries in the workplace.
  • Describe 3 ways SLPs can incorporate mindfulness in therapy sessions.


10 minIntroductions and Backgrounds
14 minDescription and definition of mindfulness
4 minDescription of what burnout looks like for SLPs
5 minDiscussion of how to prevent burnout
12 minDiscussion of the importance and ways to set boundaries in the workplace
15 minDiscussion of how to incorporate mindfulness during speech sessions.

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 2 Requirements
  • Course Certificate