professional development

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**NEW MONTHLY SERIES FOR 2018**

b75df1a7-06ff-4506-8776-56813b9d755d_zpsiyyupkuf2018 Wellness Series for Professional Helpers

++UP TO 18 CONTACT HOURS OF CEU CREDIT AVAILABLE

This series is designed to support the development of intentional wellness practices in professional helpers.  We can’t provide excellent care to others if we do not invest in ourselves!  Each month a different topic and presenter with expertise in that area will provide education and practical strategies.  Each session is designed to be informal, conversational — only 10 participants per session.

Through this yearlong series, these outcomes will be met:

1.  Assess personal and professional self-care patterns and learn new strategies focusing on wellness.

2.  Identify the causes and signs of burnout, compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction.

3.  Develop skills to reduce stress and increase resilience.

COST:  $25 each month (includes light meal and 1.5 contact hours of CEU credit) **if you attend these each month you will earn 18 contact hours of CEU credit by the end of the year!**

TOPICS:

JAN:  STRATEGIC VISIONING TOOLS  [PERSONAL COACHING PART A]
FEB:  STRATEGIC VISIONING  TOOLS [PERSONAL COACHING PART B]
MAR:  HEALTH MATTERS
APRIL:  NUTRITION HACKS
MAY:  HEALING BLUES
JUNE:  ECOTHERAPY:  FINDING BALANCE THROUGH NATURE
JULY:  DEMYSTIFYING THE BENEFITS OF YOGA & MEDITATION
AUGUST:  VISIONING TOOLS CHECK-IN
SEPTEMBER:  BUILDING RESILIENCE
OCTOBER:  ECOTHERAPY:  FINDING GRATITUDE THROUGH NATURE
NOVEMBER:  HEALING BLUES
DECEMBER:  GRATITUDE CIRCLE

CORE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS & TRAININGS (offered year around):

THE COST OF CARING:  ETHICS FOR SOCIAL WORK PROFESSIONALS:  Social workers are not immune to the “cost of caring” and the consequences can be serious and career-altering including boundary violations, blurring of personal and professional values, impaired decision-making, and differential treatment of clients. This ethics intensive will take place as a roundtable discussion and is limited to 20 participants. Three (3) contact hours of CEU credit are available. This training is offered via a small group discussion format incorporating story-telling.

REFLECTIVE SUPERVISION & ETHICS AT ALL LEVELS OF PRACTICE:  Reflective supervision is distinct from administrative supervision and clinical supervision due to the shared exploration of the parallel process. That is, attention to all of the relationships is important, including the relationships between social work practitioner and supervisor, between social work practitioner and peers, and between social work practitioner and client system(s). It is critical to understand how each of these relationships affects the other. Ethical dilemmas with client situations often cross boundaries between supervisors, practitioners and peers. Developing practical tools for ethical decision-making which incorporate the practices of reflective supervision can lead to personal and professional growth and positive client-centered outcomes. Three (3) contact hours of CEU credit are available. This training is offered via a small group discussion format incorporating creative role plays.

 *These 2 workshops meet most state board of social work licensure content requirements for annual ethics training.

 

++We can also create customized trainings for groups, businesses, and organizations on a variety of topics.  Our professional development activities are defined by 4 key aspects:

  • creative (minimal lecturing!)
  • informal which increases discussion and interaction
  • integrate current research and current events
  • small in size (no more than 30 attendees)