Office of Faculty Wellness
Our mission is to promote a culture of health and professional well-being that empowers our faculty to reach their full academic and personal potential allowing our organization to function optimally as a leader in the advancement of health care.
What We Believe
As an institution, we must support the same principles of excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion that we value in patient care, education, and research in the development and support of our faculty. To fulfill our mission, we cultivate the following for our faculty:
- Culture of Community
Create a culture of community at work with a focus on our shared mission and purpose, which acknowledges the importance of professional fulfillment and its impact on our mission, and is actively committed to assessing and tracking standardized measures of faculty well-being.
- Faculty Development
Engage leadership and achieve institutional, departmental, divisional, and clinic buy-in for the importance of faculty academic development and empowerment in the achievement of our institutional mission including reinvestment in our faculty members to help us achieve our professional goals.
- Support at a Local Level
Empower and support faculty at a local level (department, division, clinic, hospital unit) to identify areas of improvement and support development of interventions that improve satisfaction with work, promote better work-life balance and professional flexibility, enhance loyalty and satisfaction, and create a sense of common purpose within the clinic and hospital unit environments.
- Self-care Resources
Provide resources to promote self-care and self-awareness of burnout and emotional exhaustion, as well as support systems specific to faculty that are available for peer support and professional development.
- Scientific Study of Well-being Interventions
Advocate, facilitate, and identify funding for the scientific study of interventions targeted at enhancing faculty wellness and well-being and their effects on patient care, quality, value, and faculty productivity.
UT Southwestern Wellness Resources
The Office of Faculty Wellness serves as a personal concierge to our faculty to help maximize our wellness offerings. UT Southwestern offers faculty:
Faculty Wellness Program Services
The goal of the wellness program is to support our faculty at all stages—from failing to flourishing—and to ensure a supportive environment with a high level of personal service to create an environment where we serve the mental and professional needs of our faculty in all of their roles at UT Southwestern.
- Crisis Care
- Impaired Physician or Faculty
Be it concerns about changes in cognition or physical skill or concerns about addiction or mental illness impairing your ability to work, the Committee on Physician Peer Review and Assistance (COPPRA) is here to help.
- Psychological/Psychiatric Counseling & Support
We want to support the mental health of all our faculty so that they can thrive. Specific resources include:
UTSW Family Counseling and Support
Family Studies Center for couple and family therapy available for UTSW staff, residents, and faculty.
Intake Line: (214) 648-6945
Other mental health resource outside of UTSW
MDLive Behavioral Health Telehealth
No co-pay and part of our UTSW Connect or Select benefits
UT Southwestern Behavioral Health Support Team
Team of UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry psychiatrists, psychologists, APPs, and therapists responds to emails between 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Calls are not documented in Epic and are not billed. If further treatment beyond supportive interventions are needed, referrals are available.
Hotline: (214) 645-5686
UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
Telehealth visits are available for any faculty or staff member who may require medication management or psychotherapy/counseling for depression, anxiety, acute stress. Confidential treatment, accepts UT insurance and most commercial PPO insurance plans.
Phone: (214) 645-8500
- Group Support & Communities
A sense of belonging and trust are important to wellness in any community. We offer a variety of communities and support mechanisms both virtually and within our health systems including:
- Individual Peer Support
Sometimes the best thing is to talk to a colleague who can understand what you are going through. The Office of Faculty Wellness is always available to talk confidentially about any concerns you have or things you are working through.
You may contact:
- Professional Wellness Coaching
Professional Wellness Coaching is a transformative process that engages faculty in an accountable partnership that facilitates their growth through identification of who they want to be, ownership of challenges, and creating meaningful action plans for success and fulfillment in their professional and personal lives, fulfillment at the university and beyond.
Assistant Dean of Faculty Wellness
Coaching Program Coordinator
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Wellness Program Liason
Have ways we can support your wellness? We’re here to help!
Hours & Location
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Located on the fourth floor of the McDermott Administration Building (B building, South Campus)
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