Utilizing Our Wounded Healer Selves to Work Best With System-Involved Youth
Time & Location
About the Event
Dr. Lisa Cohen Bennett
This course is designed to provide strategies for staff working with traumatized youth and families. The aim of the course is to assist adults working with severe emotional disturbance have some clarity about the distinctions between personal trauma and others’ experiences of hardship. Through didactic lecture, group discussion, handouts, film/YouTube clips and self examination, participants will grasp how historic challenges can work to strengthen a mental health professional’s empathy, compassion and presence with system-involved youth and families.
- Identify paths toward using The Wounded Healer for best practice healing
- Describe important boundary issues when working with trauma
- Describe self care skills
- Define Jungian and other concepts of “The Wounded Healer”
1:00pm – 1:30pm Introduction and Review Severe Emotional Disturbance
1:30pm – 2:00pm Definitions and Use of Wounded Healer
2:00pm – 2:30pm Boundaries
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)
2:45pm – 3:15pm Self Study
3:15 pm – 4:15pm Self-Care
Meet Our Trainer
DR. BENNETT has been training Foster Parents, Probation Officers, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Teachers and Group Home Staff around the country and in the San Francisco Bay Area for twenty years. She has worked in a variety of settings with Severely Emotionally Disturbed Youth and Families including Residential Treatment, Hospital, Juvenile Hall, Runaway Shelter and County Mental Health for over thirty years. Dr. Bennett also currently has a private practice in Lafayette, CA. where she specializes in trauma.
This course meets the qualifications for (3.00) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.