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Optimizing Self-Care for Clinicians: Understanding Professional Stress, Vicarious Trauma, and Burnout

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Workshop Description

In this workshop, we focus on the specifics of working with non-ordinary states of consciousness in psychotherapy, and the importance of self-care, processing material post-session, and preparation strategies for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy sessions to prevent countertransference stress and burnout.

This training session integrates diverse clinical theories, traditions, and philosophies on therapist self-care, offering participants an increasingly wide-angle lens on the evolving field of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and grounding it in clinical wisdom.

Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.

The workshop will include a combination of presentations for a total of six continuing education credits; the workshop will also include participation in two hours of self-care activities that will not earn continuing education credits.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  1. List two grounding techniques to use before and during work with clients in NOSC.
  2. Explain the importance of healer self-care to prevent secondary/provider PTSD burnout, compassion fatigue.
  3. Discuss how good self-care is essential for prevention of boundary violations.
  4. List two ways in which unconscious themes/shadow material can interfere with therapists’ ability to be present for their clients.
  5. List five dimensions of self-care to prevent burnout and vicarious traumatization.
  6. Describe one somatic technique that can be used for working with grief.
Meet your Workshop Instructors:
Veronika Gold, LMFT
Veronika is a marriage and family therapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma. She is a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Certified EMDR therapist, Consultant, and Facilitator, and Realization Process Teacher. She has undergone multiple trainings in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, including advanced training through the Ketamine Training Center and Kriya Institute, and MDMA-Assisted Therapy Training through MAPS, and is currently a Sub-Investigator and Co-therapist, a supervisor and a trainer on the MAPS MDMA-Assisted Therapy Clinical Trials for the treatment-resistant PTSD. She regularly presents at conferences and teaches on trauma and psychedelic-assisted therapies. Veronika is a lead trainer in the Polaris Insight Training Program.
Veronika Gold, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Polaris Insight Center
Harvey Schwartz, PhD
Harvey is a licensed psychologist who specializes in treating complex PTSD, dissociative disorders, as well as patients with spiritual and therapy-related trauma. He has undergone advanced Ketamine-Assisted Therapy training through the Ketamine Training Center and the MAPS MDMA-Assisted Therapy Training Program and is currently a Sub-Investigator and Co-therapist, a supervisor and a trainer on the MAPS MDMA-Assisted Therapy Clinical Trials. In his clinical work and consultation, he synthesizes relational psychodynamic, archetypal, existential, and mindfulness perspectives. He has worked on advancing the theory and practice of integration in psychedelic therapies. Harvey is the training director and a lead trainer in the Polaris Insight Training Program.
Harvey Schwartz, PhD
Psychologist
Polaris Insight Center
Christine Pateros, RN
Christine Pateros, RN
Instructor
Chris Pateros has been in the healing arts as a clinician for four decades. Spanning holistic nursing to shamanic energy healing, Chris has served clients globally in her private healing practice since 2007. In this experiential presentation, Chris walks the healer through their own rites of initiation to energetic self-care. Participants will learn simple and integral self-clearing of the energy system with ritual and ceremony to activate deep roots as well as illuminating connection.
Christine Pateros, RN
Registered Nurse
Sonia Telle, LMFT
Sonia Telle, LMFT
Instructor
Sonia Telle is a licensed Somatic Psychotherapist in private practice. She has a passion for Holotropic Breathwork and has been offering workshops in Northern California, Spain for nearly two decades. She has worked closely with Stan Grof and with GTT (Grof Transpersonal Training) in the US and Europe.
Sonia Telle, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Serena Malkani M.A.
Serena Malkani M.A.
Instructor
Serena Malkani is an internationally recognized Sound Practitioner and Ayurvedic Counselor. She integrates her education in psychology with the medicinal qualities of Sound, Ayurveda, and Yoga to develop long-term preventative health care rituals.
Serena Malkani M.A.
Master Arts
Cathy Skipper
Cathy Skipper
Instructor
Cathy Skipper began her career in the healing arts. She trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she acquired a B’ED Hons in Drama, Applied Theater and Education. She worked in schools and social settings using drama as the medium for healing. Cathy moved to rural France in her mid-twenties and learnt to live in nature, travelling with a horse and cart and living off the land. In 2003, she settled in the South-East of France farming blueberries, medicinal plants and making organic wine. At the same time, she took the three-year herbal diploma at Ecole Lyonnaise de Plantes Medicinales, the largest herbal school in Europe. She went on to teach field botany, practical herbalism, healing the healer and aromatherapy at the school as well as co-authoring the aromatherapy book, Aromatic Medicine with the school’s founder and director Patrice de Bonneval.
Cathy Skipper
Herbalist
Florian  Birkmayer, MD
Florian Birkmayer, MD
Instructor
Through my commitment to my own Wounded Healer’s journey, I share with our clients and students my deep understanding of what it is to be human and find your own personal myth or soul’s purpose. My calling is to help people find their soul’s purpose in collaboration with my wife Cathy Skipper through AromaGnosis. Aromatics in the form of essential oils can be powerful allies to heal the relationship between the different parts of yourself, so that these parts cooperate instead of clashing. In our unique, unparalleled approach, we work in partnership with aromas – the expressions of the plants’ souls.
Florian Birkmayer, MD
Medical Doctor
Amy Hyun Swart, LMFT
Amy Hyun Swart, LMFT
Instructor
Amy Hyun Swart is a somatic and expressive arts-based psychotherapist specializing in working with grief and trauma. Alongside her work as a therapist, she teaches restorative yoga and meditation, and leads grief gatherings, rituals, and courses.
Amy Hyun Swart, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Extra Info

Dates: March 5th, 2022

6hrs CE credit available, select CE option

All modules are held at 9 am – 5 pm PDT

 

Instructors:

Harvey Schwartz, PhD • Veronika Gold, LMFT • Christine Pateros, RN •  Sonia Telle, LMFT • Amy Hyun Swart, LMFT • Florian Birkmayer, MD and Cathy Skipper • Serena Malkani, MA

 

Target Audience:
This course is designed for mental health professionals – MDs, DOs, NDs, NPs, RNs, PsyDs, PhDs, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCs, LEPs. Open to the public.

 

Accommodations:
To request accommodations for special needs, please email the program administrator at training@polarisinsight.com

 

Cancelation Policy:
Participants need to cancel up to 2 weeks in advance to receive 100% refund. If cancelled after the 2-weeks-in-advance period they can use the credit for a future training or receive 50% refund.