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Becoming More Human: Embodying Humanity in Trauma Treatment

Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$60.00 – $70.00

This Training is Part of Our Alumni Professional Workshop Series

Due to health and safety precautions with Covid-19, this 2-hour workshop will be virtual.


As therapists navigating the complexities of American life over the last few years, we have been enriched and pained with a wealth of information about who is traumatized, how they are hurt, and how we all have contributed to the pain of others living in the same country. My hope in this workshop is to empower the therapist to become more embodied and awake, and to notice invitations to move out of an authentic relationship with self and client because of the traumatic stress of the past and present. 

Participants will:

  • Explore the qualities of a humanized, embodied therapist
  • Explore how we are influenced by trauma and current culture and to compassionately explore our own dehumanization
  • Discuss how to implement a more human frame in trauma treatment to help clients become re-humanized and embodied in the self


Fee: $70/$60, includes 3 CEUs (available to LSWs/LCSWs, LPCs/LCPCs, LMFTs, PhDs and PsyDs).  A limited number of partial scholarships are available. 


You will receive a zoom link and an outline one day prior to the workshop date.

Facilitated by Tovah Means, LMFT

Tovah is the founder and co-owner of a trauma specialty group practice, Watch Hill Therapy, located in downtown Chicago. She is uniquely trained to work with individuals who are recovering from childhood emotional, physical, sexual trauma, neglect, dissociative process, somatic issues, and deep soul injuries.  She also diligently works to understand the effects of historical trauma, structural abuse, dissociation, and relevant cultural realities that impact survivors such as denial, racism, sexism, transphobia, and the discrimination against the expression of one’s true self by society.

Tovah completed a two-year fellowship in the feminist-relational treatment of trauma at Womencare Counseling and Training Center in 2012.

About Our Alumni Professional Workshop Series

Through our postgraduate fellowship program, Womencare works closely with some of the most talented emerging trauma therapists .  The alumni of this program go on to make profound contributions, not only to the healing work of their clients and communities, but also to the field of trauma therapy. 

This winter we are showcasing the collective talent and expertise of some of our fellowship alumni: Becky Jenkins, LCSW, Te’Aira Malone, LCPC, ICDVP, Heather Pierce, LCPC, Tovah Means, LMFT, and Mary Clarke, PhD, LCPC.

These therapists offer four workshops aimed at honoring the challenges and advancing the growth of trauma therapists in our field. 

Heather Pierce – Separation from Abusive Families: Systems, Safety, Stigma, and Support (February 1)

Mary ClarkeVicarious Resilience and Transformation (February 8)

Tovah MeansBecoming More Human: Embodying Humanity in Trauma Treatment (February 15)

Becky Jenkins and Te’Aira MaloneSurviving Agency Work as a BIPOC Professional (February 22)

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute or request a refund.  All refund requests must be made in writing at least one week prior to the event and are subject to an administrative charge of $30.  Alternatively, you may transfer your full registration fee to a future workshop without penalty.  Cancellation and transfer requests made less than one week prior to event will not be honored and registration fee will be forfeited.  Requests must be emailed to [email protected] and will not be accepted by phone.  



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Alumni Workshop Series - Tovah Means- Restorative justice discount for BIPOCs (if you do not identify as a person of color please do not select this option)
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Alumni Workshop Series - Tovah Means
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$60.00 – $70.00
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