San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Facing the Pain: Building Resilience in Front-Line Workers
Instructor: Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW
Date: October 17, 2016
Time: 9am - 4:30pm
Location: BEST WESTERN PLUS The Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON
Early-Bird Cost: $199 +HST (by September 16, 2016)
Regular Cost: $219 +HST (after Septebmer 16, 2016)
Registration Deadline: October 14, 2016
* Cost includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments
*Group Rates available for groups of 5+ people registering together OR for individuals registering for more than one workshop. See www.missionempowerment.ca/discounts for more information*
For more information on this workshop visit www.missionempowerment.ca
In order to be effective in our work with vulnerable populations we need to be grounded, hopeful and focused. How do we do that in the midst of unprecedented changes in our mental health/health care systems? We are now expected by the government, our agencies and our managers to work with more clients who have challenging multi-systemic issues within fewer sessions and in a context of external community resources drying up. Sandwiched between satisfying demanding government metrics and working with human suffering on a daily basis we are at risk. We are vulnerable to stress related illnesses, ethical/moral conflicts, burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and PTSD.
We owe it to ourselves to figure out how we can maintain our balance while we confront these workplace realities.
In this session we will discuss 4 key strategies for enhancing and maintaining our capacity to be a conscious and resilient professional.
- Identify the most obvious and the hardest core strategies for managing our experience of work place demands and working with vulnerable clients
- Identify strategies for workplace resilience
- Have insight into metapsychological phenomena (transference, projection, countertransference)
- Discuss existential beliefs that guide and comfort us in our work with clients who experience unremitting suffering.
Natalie Zlodre M.S.W., R.S.W. was Head of the Trauma and Resiliency Centre and Associate Director of Training at the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. She is currently the Director of Community Resources and Initiatives, a trauma-informed consulting firm. Her professional focus is in the areas of: acute trauma, developmental/complex trauma and the impact of trauma on professionals and on mental health services. Natalie provides clinical consultation and supervision to mental health professionals and organizations. Her theoretical framework is trauma-informed and strength-based.
For more information about Natalie go to www.nataliezlodre.com
An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations. Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the workshop date – receive a refund, less $50 administration fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the workshop date – receive a credit, less $50 administration fee, to be applied to a future workshop. No credit or refund will be issued if you do not notify us in advance of the workshop date. You may transfer your registration to another person without prior notice. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to under-enrollment, instructor illness or inclement weather. If a workshop is cancelled, any payment will be returned in full.
When & Where
Mission Empowerment provides professional development and personal development workshops and events that educate, transform, inspire and empower.
Our mission is two-fold:
- To empower individuals to reach their fullest potential and achieve their dreams in all life areas
- To assist helping professionals to become more effective at empowering their clients to make positive changes in their lives
Professional development workshops are offered in one or two day formats and are held in convenient locations in southwestern Ontario (typically Kitchener or Stratford, ON). Some workshops are also available for on-site training.
Personal development workshops and events range from two-hour classes to full weekend retreats. Most events are held in Kitchener, ON.