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The Wounded Healer: Embracing Capacities & Vulnerabilities

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Therapists are often taught to hide their vulnerabilities. We may consider the wounds from our childhoods to be a dangerous liability.  This perspective fosters secrecy, shame and isolation.   Woundedness, I have come to believe, is a metaphor for our shared humanity.

In this workshop, we will celebrate the depth of compassion and empathy of the wounded healer.  We will also address the risks and responsibilities required to engender trust and healing for our clients, and encourage curiosity about how our emotions and past experiences inform our work.

This workshop will address:

  • The importance of mindfulness, consultation and self-awareness for the wounded healer
  • Understanding the impact of the dynamics of shame on the wounded healer
  • The skills necessary for effective management of countertransference reactions
  • The pros and cons of sharing personal history with clients


Fee: $85, includes 3 CEUs (available to LSWs/LCSWs, LPCs/LCPCs, LMFTs, PhDs and PsyDs).  A limited number of partial scholarships are available.  Light refreshments will be served.

Facilitated by Laurie Kahn, LCPC

Laurie Kahn, MA, MFA, LCPC  is the founder and director of Womencare Counseling and Training Center.  She is a pioneer in the field of trauma treatment.  For nearly forty years, her ideas and expertise have served clients who have experienced childhood trauma. Read more.


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute or request a refund.  All refund requests must be made 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.  Cancellations must be provided in writing and can be emailed to [email protected].



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Sunday, February 23, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Laurie Kahn, MA, MFA, LCPC


Womencare Counseling & Training Center
1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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847-475-7003 x21