The OT School House Podcast

Episode 37: Overcoming Burnout


Featuring Erika Del Pozo, OTR/L


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In this episode, Jayson interviews Erika Del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L on burnout in healthcare-related professions (yes, that includes school-based OTs too). We discuss everything from what is burn out to how to prevent and overcome burnout. Join in and listen to this episode if you have ever felt like work has gotten the better of you. You won't regret it! Plus, be sure to earn your 1 contact hour of professional development and check out the links for resources below! 

Erika Del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L

Erika has practiced in outpatient pediatrics for five years and also has experience working with older adults with progressive neurological conditions. Her special interests include promoting work well-being and burnout prevention in healthcare. She is the CEO and founder of Joy Energy Time, a business dedicated to empowering healthcare professionals to grow in their wellness practices and to become #ChangemakersInHealthcare and advocate to improve the industry. Erika is also the creator and co-host of the Burnt Out to Lit Up Podcast, a holistic wellness show for healthcare professionals.

Listen in to this episode and earn 1-hour of professional development for doing so, as Jayson Interviews Erika Del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L, on what is burnout and how you can prevent yourself from becoming the next victim of burnout

Objectives for this

Professional Development Podcast


Listeners will:


1. Become familiar with what burnout is and is not; including the statistics behind healthcare burnout

2. Identify how burnout is different from depression but why some may confuse the two

3. Identify strategies to prevent and overcome burnout in any workplace environment

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now earn 1 unit of Professional Development for doing so!


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1 Contact Hour - Ep. 37: Preventing & Overcoming Burnout

1 Contact Hour - Ep. 37: Preventing & Overcoming Burnout


Links to Show References:


Have a question for Erika? Visit the Joy Energy Time website at

Joy Energy Time Free Resources

Visit the resource page at for 3 free guides about Work Wellness, Mindfulness, and Emotional Wellness. 

Sign up to join the Joy Energy Time Club waitlist and be a part of this exciting new venture with like-minded healthcare providers. 

If you enjoyed hearing from Erika of the OT School House podcast, be sure to continue the journey with her on The Burnt Out To Lit Up Podcast. Erika, her husband, and each of her guests will have you ready to conquer the healthcare world in no time! 

Maslach Burnout Inventory - Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) is the assessment tool mentioned by Erika in this episode of the podcast. Click on the link to learn more about this tool. 

Languages of Appreciation - Read Erika's Blog Post about the Languages of appreciation or read about it in this book from Amazon: The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People (Affiliate link that supports the OTSH)

Recommended Reading:

The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

by Melanie Greenberg, PhD

The Compound Effect

by Daren Hardy


Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People
by Vanessa Van Edwards

The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype-- and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More
by Michael Breus, PhD



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