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TR SIG: Wellness In Action - Prioritizing Psychological Wellbeing in the Workplace
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TR SIG: Wellness In Action - Prioritizing Psychological Wellbeing in the Workplace

TR SIG Program
Presented by: Rachel Burnett, Ph.D. and Crystal Nott
Location: Tower Club Tysons (Fairfax Room)

This program is approved for 1.5 HRCI and SHRM credits.

When: Thursday, January 31, 2019
8:30 AM
Where: Tower Club Tysons (Fairfax Room)
8000 Towers Crescent Dr
Suite 1700
Vienna, Virginia  22182
United States

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Prioritizing Psychological Wellbeing in the Workplace


Thursday, January 31, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM - Registration/networking

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Event Program

Parking will be validated



  • Member Fee: 0
  • Non-Member Fee: $15



  • This program is approved for 1.5 HRCI and SHRM credits.

Program Details:

Many employees report high job stress levels and workplace cultures that don’t support emotional well-being and general self-care. This can lead to job dissatisfaction and mental (and physical) health challenges, and ultimately cost companies dearly in terms of decreased productivity, high employee turnover, and workplace conflict. 

The challenges to implementing corporate psychological wellness programs are many. Dr. Rachel Burnett will explore these as they relate to helping individual employees and also the larger corporate culture and offer suggestions for incorporating strategies into your workplace.

Learn brief stress reduction techniques you can utilize to improve your own workplace wellbeing and decrease stress. Crystal Nott will provide a case study of the wellness program she designed for her organization, as well as her methods during implementation and the impact the program has had on employees and the culture overall.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss ways to support workplace well-being and potential impact on your organization
  2. Identify individual employee and larger corporate culture challenges associated with psychological wellness in the workplace
  3. Learn how to implement and sustain an effective wellness program



Rachel Burnett, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Washington Center for Weight Management & Research


Dr. Burnett earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Duke University and has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist for over 20 years. She currently works with lifestyle change and weight loss clients to optimize their physical and mental health by identifying needed behavior changes, overcoming emotional roadblocks to healthier living, and learning new skills to maintain motivation (

She previously worked at Medstar Washington Hospital Center (Washington DC) in the Bariatric Surgery Program. Dr. Burnett has also worked in hospital emergency and psychiatric intake departments, and partial hospitalization and inpatient psychiatric programs, in addition to having a private practice and leading parenting groups for many years. Until recently she was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington DC) and Smith College School for Social Work (Northampton MA).


Crystal Nott

Director of Talent Management

American College of Cardiology


Crystal Nott is the Director of Talent Management at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) which is a 500-person non-profit society and teaching institute. Prior to her current role, Crystal designed and implemented ACC’s Benefits & Wellness Program that contributed to the organization winning multiple awards, including being named one of the best places to work in healthcare for the past three years by Modern Healthcare.

Crystal led ACC’s wellness program from 2011 - 2017 and developed a program aimed to improve the overall wellbeing of the employees and their dependents. Understanding the need to create a diverse and inclusive program that educated, engaged, and empowered was crucial in the program’s success and has now become part of ACC’s culture. In her spare time, you can find Crystal traveling with her husband (recently returned from China and heading to Africa this summer) and spending time with their 12-year-old greyhound.



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The parking entrance says "TOWER CRESCENT PARKING." Obtain a ticket at the entrance to the garage. Take the ticket to the Tower Club Receptionist for validation stamp. The first two hours are free.