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Vicarious Resilience and Transformation

Tuesday, February 8, 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.


How can we deepen our purpose as clinicians and transform ourselves and our work?  How can we do this in a time of collective trauma and change?  This workshop will provide a resting place – a time for clinicians to reflect on the impact of our role as witnesses to others’ traumatic experiences.  We will examine paths that foster resilience, well-being and connection.

Participants will:

  • Explore how collective trauma and the current context are impacting us and our work
  • Identify new areas of vicarious resilience, such as managing uncertainty during the pandemic
  • Develop a deeper practice around identifying vicarious transformation


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 Mary Clarke, Ph.D,

Mary Clarke, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes complex trauma recovery, PTSD, LGBTQ+ and GNC/non-binary concerns, eating concerns, and relationships.  Additionally, she has long-term therapy experience with personality concerns and dissociative identity disorder. Using a feminist and relational-cultural frame, Mary works collaboratively with her clients and integrates strengths-based modalities such as relational psychodynamic, gestalt, and narrative approaches.  She currently sees clients in her private practice in Oakland and online.  She also provides individual and small group consultation.  

Mary completed a two-year fellowship in the feminist-relational treatment of trauma at Womencare Counseling and Training Center in 2003.

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 - Mary Clarke
$ 70.00
Alumni Workshop Series - Mary Clarke - Restorative justice discount for BIPOCs (if you do not identify as a person of color please do not select this option)
$ 60.00


Tuesday, February 8, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$60.00 – $70.00
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