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. 

Womencare offers restorative justice BIPOC discounts to our Professional and Community workshops in addition to one annual scholarship to our Trauma Consultation Training Program.  In our hope of more, these are humble first steps to support reparation efforts to counter systemic inequities that have disadvantaged Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and mixed-race individuals.

Upcoming Professional Workshops

Conscious Connections: A Free Trauma Book Discussion Group

Thursday, March 11
7:00pm – 8:30pm

The Parent Therapist
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
5:00pm – 8:00pm

Awakening Possibilities: Cultural Healing for Therapists of Color 
Friday, May 7, 2021
9:00am – 12:00pm

The Pregnant Therapist
Thursday, June 17, 2021
10:00am – 1:30pm

Institute on the Relational Treatment of Trauma
6 Fridays, July 9 – August 13
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.  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 telephone.  


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

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