Professional Workshops

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.

Womencare Counseling and Training Center provides  professional workshops designed to give therapists the tools and framework to build confidence, deepen skills, maintain boundaries, and navigate therapeutic successes and challenges. 

We offer workshops to therapists at many stages of their professional development: fostering emerging therapists, deepening conceptual frameworks along the way, and honing the skills of the more advanced, seasoned therapists.  

Our Helping the Helper series focuses on unique dilemmas therapists face at various stages of career and life, be it being a survivor of trauma, grieving a personal loss, becoming pregnant, parenting or living with an illness.  With compassion, these workshops support both the person of the therapist and the impact on one’s clinical work.  The workshops in this series offer ways to gain knowledge, be in connection, strengthen skills, and nurture the needs of therapists. 


Upcoming Professional Workshops

Slippery Slopes and Therapeutic Opportunities: Traumatic Countertransference, Enactments and Love
Friday, May 24, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Evanston
9:00am – 4:00pm

Awakening Possibilities: Cultural Healing for Clinicians of Color
Friday, October 25, 2019 at Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center

9:00am – 12:00pm

Pregnant Therapist: Transference & Countertransference in the Therapeutic Relationship
Thursday, September 26, 2019, March 5, 2020 or June 4, 2020
10:00am – 1:00pm

The Parent Therapist: Holding Two Worlds
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 or April 15, 2020
5:00pm – 8:00pm

The Wounded Healer: Embracing Capacities & Vulnerabilities
Sunday, November 17, 2019 or January 26, 2020
1:00pm – 4:00pm

The Natalie Haimowitz Postgraduate Fellowship Program Open House
Thursday, January 23, 2020
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Institute on the Relational Treatment of Trauma
6 Fridays, February 21-March 27, 2020 
8:00am – 10:00am


 See calendar for upcoming Professional Workshops


Womencare Counseling & Training Center is authorized by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to issue CEUs to social workers (LSW, LCSW), professional counselors (LPC,  LCPC),  family and marriage therapists (LMFT)  and psychologists (PhD, PsyD).

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.  Cancellations must be emailed to [email protected] and will not be accepted by telephone.


For questions about our professional offerings, please contact our program coordinator, Ness Baagil, at 847-475-7003 x 21 or email her at [email protected]



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