Supporting Staff - Psychological Resilience
This webinar will talk about the importance of self-care for the direct care professional. We will begin with a discussion of the reality of trauma and stress in the lives of the professionals on the front lines working with folks with I/DD. Next we will talk about managing stress on the job and finally, we will introduce a tool for enhancing personal emotional self-care and overall happiness.
Karyn Harvey has worked as a clinician in the field of intellectual disabilities for over 30 years. She has a master’s degree in Clinical psychology and a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland. She has published articles about therapeutic interventions with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), workbooks for individuals with IDD and two books. Her first book, Positive Identity Development was published in 2009 and presents both theory and guidance for clinicians doing therapy with individuals with ID. Her second book, Trauma –Informed Behavioral Interventions was published in 2011 and presents a trauma- informed care approach to working with individuals with ID both programmatically and clinically. She is currently the Assistant Executive Director of Clinical Services for the Arc Baltimore. She currently consults with various state and individual agencies as well as trains staff, administrators and clinicians on trauma-informed care throughout the country.