What happens when the grief therapist is grieving? When the trauma therapist is traumatized? Are you a mental health provider struggling to manage both yourself and your client load at this time? Do you find yourself exhibiting some of the same symptoms being reported by your clients? Are you finding yourself re-thinking the way you conceptualize the intersection between therapy and systemic issues? The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the landscape of the United States and the world, while magnifying systemic issues that have long been impacting our clients. The confluence of these systemic forces are likely impacting your capacity to show up for your clients and yourself.
The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing has created this offering to tend to YOU, the mental health clinician. Unlike our other offerings, these workshops will not offer CEs in order to create a container for exploration, support, sustainment, laughter and joy. We will offer two workshops that can be taken independently or as a pair. We will explore how to increase our individual capacities, generate micro-moments of joy and build a community of care. We will explore COVID-19 as a collective grief experience the warning signs of vicarious trauma and explore the parallel processes of support for helpers and clients in these unprecedented times.
We will be utilizing art materials and if you register by November 6, we will provide you with all needed materials. If you register after that time we will provide you with a supply list to obtain the materials on your own. Given the interactive and discussion based format, participants should attend with a working microphone and video.
We see you. We offer this gift of care. None of us can do this alone.
Instructor: Laurelle (Laurie) Blaire, LICSW
Laurie has over 25 years of nonprofit experience in a range of disciplines including: disability rights and inclusive services, the arts, international development, fundraising and project management. Laurie brings comprehensive clinical experience in homicide bereavement and crisis intervention spending nearly five years at the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office’s Family Bereavement Center working with survivors of homicide and 2.5 years at the Baltimore Child and Adolescent Response program at Catholic Charities. Laurie is currently a Grief and Trauma Psychotherapist at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing.
Price: $45 (Note – this training will not have CE credit associated)
Refunds issued up to 30 days in advance; less a $25 fee for administrative costs.
Questions: Call Melissa Sellevaag, LICSW, 202-204-5033 or email Training@wendtcenter.org