Colleen Sharka, MA, LMHC and Arville I. Stephen, LICSW, instructors
This workshop provides an opportunity to explore and reconnect with purpose, capacity, and commitment to serve others. To sustain the interior nimbleness and skill to be attentive and responsive to another requires an ability to profoundly listen to and connect with others as well as with our deepest sense of self. Extended periods of stress, grief, or trauma have the potential to challenge or compromise health and the ability to serve others well. Participants are encouraged to align and attune their interior lives with their external work and realities, leading to a more psychologically and spiritually-informed practice with clients.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
· Reconnect with sense of purpose
· Assess and explore needs and issues of concern within current work and life
· Identify symptoms of stress, grief, and/or trauma
· Recognize symptoms and causes of burnout
· Understand impact of expectations of self and others
· Set realistic expectations and boundaries for effective sustainability
· Implement a personally-designed plan for self-care
Program Code: CR65
6 CE Credits
Location: at MSPP, West Roxbury/Boston
Colleen Sharka, MA, LMHC, psychotherapist and spiritual director in private practice. Facilitates classes, workshops, and retreats at Still Harbor: Center for Discernment & Action, South Boston. Previously assistant director of Trinity Boston Counseling Center; developed programs addressing secondary trauma and self-care. Currently on advisory committee of MSPP’s Center for Psychotherapy and Spirituality.
Arville I. Stephen, LICSW psychotherapist, consultant, and trainer with over thirty years of clinical experience in the areas of mental health, addiction recovery, stress, trauma and bereavement. She was co-founder and Clinical Director of the Trinity Boston Counseling Center and is now a facilitator at Still Harbor.