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(PDF file)Part 1: Dr. Guy WinchEmotional Self-Care for Therapists
Psychotherapy is a lonely profession, especially when we’re in private practice—we spend our days alone in a room with our patients. We have no one with whom to discuss experiences that are intense, dramatic, upsetting, or disturbing, no water cooler at which to share our doubts when we’re unsure, our failures when things go wrong, our fears when a situation deteriorates, the rejection we feel when patients quit without warning, or the guilt that might haunt us when tragic outcomes occur.
Knowing how to assess our emotional well-being as we do our work and being able to develop strategies to address common emotional wounds when we sustain them can mean the difference between feeling productive and satisfied in our professional lives work versus developing burnout and resentment.
Dr. Guy Winch, author of Emotional First Aid (Hudson Street Press, 2013) shares tips and strategies for dealing with the many emotional demands of doing psychotherapy. He presents science based techniques you can use as well as the research that underlies them so you can manage the emotional and psychological demands of our profession and not only survive but thrive.Part 2: Dr. Peter LinMindfulness in Action: From Therapist Couch to Self-Compassion
The rate of psychological distress among psychotherapist has been increasing. Cultivating self-care and compassion is an urgent matter for mental health professionals. This presentation will focus on one of many self-care methods: mindfulness, from both modified and traditional approaches.
Dr. Peter Lin, is a licensed Psychologist who specialized in mindfulness-oriented psychotherapy Dr. Lin is an associate professor at St. Joseph’s College and has great interest in the integration of Eastern philosophy with Western psychotherapy. He has years of training in Chan (Chinese Zen) practice, and is currently a Dharma Teacher-in Training at Dharma Drum Mountain Chan lineage.Fees:
Clinical Division/NYSPA Member: $ 45
NYSPA member: $ 60
Non-member: $ 90
Lunch will be provided.