Ms. Becker’s professional mission is to improve the quality of patient care by helping the providers and organizations who deliver patient care. Elizabeth is a professional executive coach who received her training from the College of Executive Coaching and has been working with physicians and healthcare leaders since 1999. She is also a licensed psychotherapist who received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University. Her minor is in business and healthcare administration. She has spent the last 20 years of her career in the combined areas of health and mental health, both, in the delivery of direct patient care, and within leadership roles. She has worked in a wide variety of healthcare settings and systems, including the Veteran’s Health Administration, in-patient hospital settings, emergency departments, out-patient clinics, and, most recently, within the university system of academic medicine.
Elizabeth is the former Director of Behavioral Programs for the University of California, San Diego, Physician Assessment and Clinical Education (PACE) Program where she facilitated educational training programs for healthcare providers identified as having behavioral problems or unprofessional conduct. While at PACE, she came to realize the value and importance of physician wellness. In addition, she developed an in-depth understanding of the risks, obstacles, and struggles that physicians face within the complex world of healthcare delivery. While the primary mission of PACE continues to be the remediation of physicians with clinical competency issues, Elizabeth has chosen to move in the direction of risk reduction and prevention through supportive education, leadership development, and executive coaching.
To accomplish this goal, Elizabeth left PACE in 2007 to develop her own physician wellness, executive coaching, consulting and educational business called Inner Solutions for Success. Ms. Becker and a dynamic interdisciplinary team of consultants continue to work with healthcare facilities and individual providers offering a variety of physician wellness services and educational workshops including professional boundaries, stress management, communication, and leadership training and development.
Ms. Becker is a master facilitator with advanced clinical training in a variety of group facilitation methods including action methods and the T.O.P and ORID methods. Her experience as a coach, trainer, and facilitator helps program and workshop participants have a powerful learning experience in a positive and supportive setting.
Publications authored by Ms. Becker:
- Becker, E., Norcross, W., Dealing with Disruptive Physician Behavior, Forum, Oct. 2006, vol.24, #3; www.rmf.harvard.edu/forum
- Sieber, W. Becker, E., Knowledge of Professional Boundaries: Initial Validation of a Measure, Federation of State Medical Boards, Journal of Medical Licensure and Discipline, 2006, Vol. 92, #2 www.FSMB.ORG