These current times present challenges to psychotherapists, unlike any we have ever encountered. Trauma responses are being triggered in all of us–therapists as well as clients. These trauma responses have the potential to reverberate for a long time both individually and collectively. Through social engagement and resourcing ourselves and our bodies we are able to protect ourselves and diminish these long term effects. However, many of the things that we use to care for ourselves have changed or are no longer available to us. In this workshop, we will approach self-care through an understanding of trauma and how it affects our systems. There will be time for self-reflection and connection with other therapists around some of the unique challenges of teletherapy. We will begin with a brief theoretical understanding of trauma and how it affects both our individual and communal experience. We will then spend time connecting with one another around this experience and developing a self-care plan that can sustain us.
In this online workshop we will:
- Explore an overview of the neurobiology of trauma and how it affects the mind and body
- Explore the concepts of Window of Tolerance and Polyvagal Theory and how it relates to psychotherapy and therapist self-care
- Connect with one another (through Zoom) to draw support from colleagues around the current challenges in our work
- Develop a resourcing plan for support and sustenance
Amy Zajakowski Uhll, LCPC
Amy founded CCIH and serves as the director. Drawing on over 25 years of psychotherapy experience, she provides counseling to individuals, couples, and families. Her speciality is Trauma-Informed Treatment, with a focus on Complex Trauma and Dissociation. Amy’s treatment of trauma integrates traditional relational approaches with body-centered and mindfulness-based techniques.
2.5 CEU’s available to LCPCs, LCSWs, LMFTs and Clinical Psychologists.
Contact Kim Wagner for more information – 773-590-0061 or firstname.lastname@example.org