Who Tends to the Healer

Wellness is something of a buzzword these days, touted and tossed about in pop culture and by various professions. However, in counseling, wellness is much more than the latest passing fad or buzzword- it is entwined in the roots of the profession. Counselors are called upon to be empathetic, understanding and giving, yet they must control their own emotions and responses in dealing with clients. When engaging with a client, counselors are often at risk of emotional , mental and physical exhaustion. Without good boundaries and self-care, counselors are vulnerable to fatigue and burnout. Wellness is an interactive process of becoming aware of and practicing healthy choices to create a more successful and balanced lifestyle. What are you doing to heal the healer?

Educational Objectives

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the cycle of burnout and self-care and interrupt that cycle with 2 skills to create balance and well-being
  • Participants will be able to develop a plan for wellness by including 2 self-care strategies that will allow them to achieve their desired professional goals and lifestyle
  • Participants will be able to identify 3 barriers to health and healing and apply “healing mind” principles to get unstuck and move toward greatness and success

6.0 CE’s for:

  • DMH-Licensed Administrator
  • DMH-Addiction Therapist
  • DMH-Community Support Specialist
  • DMH-Mental Health Therapist
  • DMH-Peer Support Specialist
  • MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC/LPC-National Board Certified Counselors
  • CHES-Certified Health Education Specialist
  • CPH-Certified Public Health
  • Social Work

Presenter

Fred Hall, Ph.D., LPC and Talya Straughter, DPC, LPC

Location

Virtual

Date

May. 10, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Presenter

Fred Hall, Ph.D., LPC and Talya Straughter, DPC, LPC

Location

Virtual