Care for the Therapist
Bishop Tutu was asked whom he would like to be the key members and leaders of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He replied:
"People who were once victims. The most forgiving people I have ever come across are people who have suffered; it is as if suffering has ripped them open into empathy. I am talking about wounded healers."
- Bishop Desmond Tutu, November 13, 1995, Johannesburg, South Africa
In addition to providing opportunities for training, mentoring and consultation, Womencare is committed to the care and nurturing of the therapist. It is a privilege to do this work, and with this privilege comes an unlimited opportunity for us as therapists to grow and be challenged.
Our humanity is expressed in our empathy, gifts and our shared woundedness. Self-awareness is essential to the craft of the therapist, and fosters our compassion and integrity.
To provide ongoing opportunities for support and personal growth, we offer for therapists:
We are sensitive to the complexities of working in this field and tending to oneself, and honor confidentiality and privacy at the highest level.
- For more information on therapy and care for therapists or an appointment, please contact Laurie Kahn at extension 22.
- For more information on professional supervision and consultation or an appointment, please contact Judith Ierulli at extension 27.