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Fri, Nov 19


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Survival Guide for Superheroes: Managing Productivity and Boundaries to improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

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Survival Guide for Superheroes: Managing Productivity and Boundaries to improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Nov 19, 2021, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Online Event

About the Event

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

Training Description

Timely management of paperwork, meeting productivity requirements, maintaining boundaries, preventing vicarious traumatization from impacting our personal lives and the support we provide to system involved youth all while making positive connections and impact - that’s being a true SUPERHERO. Learn strategies for sustainable “superheroing” so you can provide super care and support to system involved youth and their families. We will cover challenges and strategies to address challenges with paperwork, productivity, professional boundaries and vicarious traumatization and will develop a sustainable superhero plan to address the barriers to successfully meeting the needs of system involved youth and families while staying calm and focused.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine at least one emotional block to managing timely and thorough tracking of services and support for system involved youth and families;
  • Identify at least 1 area that boundaries are challenged and 1-2 strategies to address the challenge;
  • Identify at least 2 signs of vicarious traumatization and make a plan to address them; and
  • Develop a plan to facilitate providing timely, support with appropriate boundaries to system involved youth and families.


9:00 – 9:30am  Introductions, Course Overview, Opening Exercise

9:30 – 9:45am  What is and is not working for you getting your job done?

9:45 – 10:30am  Challenges and Solution: Technical

10:30 – 10:45am  BREAK (CEUs will not be offered for this time)

10:45 – 11:30am  Challenges and Solution: technical continued

11:30am – 12:15pm  Challenges and Solutions: organizational

12:15 – 12:45pm  LUNCH (CEUs will not be offered for this time)

12:45 – 1:15pm  Challenges and Solution: organizational cont.

1:15 – 2:15pm  Challenges and Solution: psychological

2:15 – 2:30pm  BREAK (CEUs will not be offered for this time)

2:30 – 3:30pm  Challenges and Solution: psychological cont.

3:30 – 4:00pm  Sustainable Superhero Plan


Meet Our Trainer

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for more than thirty years. She has taught courses in clinical supervision, law and ethics, diagnoses, childhood psychopathology, vicarious traumatization, trauma informed care and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies. She provides consultation and supervision to agencies and maintains a private practice.

This course meets the qualifications for (6) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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