How to Avoid Trauma Overload: Moving away from shame, identifying triggers, and implementing self-care practices when working with clients experiencing trauma
Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Centrum Office Center – 24901 Northwestern Highway, Suite 422, Southfield, MI 48075
3.0 CE Hours for Social Work (MICEC) and MCBAP (RELATED)
Course fee: $50, includes refreshments
Presenters: Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC and Leticia Berg, M.A.
From social media and the other news reports, our own organization, Social Workers are bombarded with messages about “burnout” and “self-care”, but do we really understand and practice these concepts? Especially if you are a mental health professional who works with clients experiencing severe trauma or a health care provider who experiences vicious trauma, you may feel that you are strong, capable and able to take on whatever your work throws at you! However, if not appropriately processed, stress, anxiety, and “burnout” can begin to overwhelm us and prevent us from being our authentic selves. Whether you have yet to experience symptoms or you are currently navigating some real issues, this workshop can help. You will learn how to recognize the unhealthy mental patterns and lifestyle habits that contribute to emotional numbness and exhaustion. You will also gain some new insights into using helpful coping skills that can work to prevent burnout or bring you back from the brink of anger, frustration and feelings of hopelessness. Come share your stories and learn about strategies for bringing a sense of wholeness and healing back with you to your practice; you no longer need to suffer alone.