Psychotherapy in the Time of COVID: Working with Clients, Taking Care of Ourselves
Friday, October 30, 2020
10 AM – 12 PM
Free (Online via Zoom)
These are remarkable times and we are called upon to respond in remarkable ways. In this training we will explore both our professional and personal experience in our work with clients during this unprecedented time. The first hour will focus on issues and themes in our clinical work and the second hour will offer us the space to have a dialogue on how the pandemic, along with social justice issues, impacts us personally as psychotherapists.
Experiential and conversational, we will explore our clinical concerns and the ways in which we need to take care of ourselves in the face of the work that we do with those who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
This is free online course. This course is for therapists, social workers and other mental health professionals.
We may be able to offer two (2) CEUs for this course to LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. If we are able to do so, the CE certificate would be emailed to participant after completion of course post-test (minimum score 80%) and evaluation.
Educational and Learning Objectives
- Participants will be able to utilize information regarding at least two (2) elements about clinical boundaries in their work with clients.
- Participants will learn at least two (2) ways to talk with clients about issues and themes of the COVID 19 pandemic, social justice issues, current climate change concerns.
- Participants will be able to apply knowledge of the impact of current social and political difficulties and how they affect those affected by a cancer diagnosis.
- Participants will learn at least three (3) tools and techniques of self care for themselves as clinicians specifically as they relate to burn out and compassion fatigue.
Instructor: Cheryl Krauter, MFT
Cheryl Krauter, MFT, is a cancer survivor with over 35 years of experience as a depth-oriented Humanistic Existential psychotherapist whose personal experience with cancer brought her to this work. She has authored two books:
- Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story (2017)
- Psychosocial Care of Cancer Survivors: A Clinician’s Guide and Workbook for Providing Wholehearted Care (2018)