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The Grieving Therapist: Challenges, Lessons & Gifts
Sunday, February 3, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$65.00
Therapists are not immune to the impact that comes with facing significant losses. A grieving therapist must be able to embrace her own experience of loss while maintaining an empathic relationship with clients. While we are grieving, our clients experience reactions ranging from feeling abandoned to a need to protect us from the pain of their stories. In this Helping the Helpers workshop participants will explore strategies for the appropriate use of self-disclosure and learn tools to maintain healthy, productive, therapeutic relationships while grieving. The workshop will offer a safe place to discuss the impact of grief on clinical work.
Learning objectives include:
- Identifying the salient issues inherent in the work of grieving therapists
- Understanding transference and countertransference issues
- Discovering strategies to avoid burnout, compassion fatigue and therapeutic errors
- Appreciating the transformative potential and power of grief
3 CEUs are available to LCSWs, LCPCs, LMFTs, and PsyDs
Held at Womencare Counseling & Training Center, Evanston