To provide services effectively, it is important to understand our reactions to the difficult situations we encounter as professional grief-receivers. How can we offer compassion while maintaining protective boundaries? Are there ways to renew the spirit while taking in so much sorrow and pain? What can we do when our own issues from the past are triggered and we become over-involved? This presentation will look at the human side of helping relationships, exploring creative ways to take care of ourselves while serving others.
About the Presenter
- Identify ways to manage the need to rescue.
- Depict strategies for enhancing self-awareness in challenging situations.
- List at least five self-protective responses to overwhelming predicaments.
Wendy Lustbader, MSW, is the author of several books that have earned her a national reputation in the field of aging. She is also a popular speaker at conferences throughout the United States and Canada, using storytelling to animate complex subjects. Additionally, she is a skilled psychotherapist, having worked almost twenty years with people from all walks of life at a community clinic in downtown Seattle. Currently, she is an Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work in Seattle. Wendy's first book was co-authored with Nancy Hooyman, Taking Care of Aging Family Members. Her second book, Counting on Kindness, helps readers to comprehend the complex feelings which arise when we become dependent on others for help. Her latest books are What's Worth Knowing, a collection of pithy insights gathered from older people, and Life Gets Better, which explores how life improves as we get older, on every level except the physical.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Registration & Refreshments: 6:00pm
Program: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
UW School of Social Work, Room #305 A
4101 15th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Directions The School of Social Work is on the corner of 41st and 15th Avenue N.E. in the University District, directly across from the Meany Parking Garage.
Parking is readily available on the street, in the parking garage, or on street level parking lots.
Refund Policy Fees may be refunded up to two weeks prior to the Clinical Evening Meeting, minus a $3.00 administration fee and any online transaction fees.