We are living through a collective trauma that has profoundly impacted both the client and the therapist. This pandemic has challenged and changed how we understand our work as trauma-informed clinicians.
Whether we meet our clients with masks on, in a park, or on screens from each other’s homes, the boundaries between client and therapist have changed. More has been required of us, often while we have fewer resources. We find ourselves exhausted from the multiple roles of parent, partner, educator, therapist and survivor.
In these times, we find ourselves struggling with a sense of isolation as our communal gatherings and rituals have been forbidden. But we also have experienced our shared humanity. We more acutely recognize the value of mutuality within our therapeutic relationships. We may even feel a deeper connection in the shared losses, empathy, and resilience.
In this workshop, we will explore how we can continue to sustain, reimagine and deepen our work in the context of a pervasive collective trauma.
In this interactive training we will:
- Explore the impact of the current pandemic on ourselves and how we understand our work
- Define “COVID Mutuality” and discuss why it matters
- Discover and explore ways of how to embrace our shared grief, humanity and connection