All of us in the helping professions are vulnerable to being overwhelmed with the challenges and pain our clients and patients face. This is particularly true during the extraordinary time of COVID-19. In our commitment to helping others, we often overlook the toll it takes on our own lives. Some of the consequences of becoming overwhelmed include exhaustion, less effectiveness, depression, impacted quality of life and burnout. This workshop, designed for social workers and nurses, addresses compassion fatigue and burnout and developing a plan of self-care.
This free workshop is based on evidence-based, peer-reviewed research that indicates that expressive writing has been successful as a therapeutic tool for improved health and well-being and general functioning.
It will be an online, live, interactive workshop and continuing education credits will be offered.
Who: Social Workers and Nurses treating oncology patients. Healthcare providers treating similar patient issues will be welcome if there is room in the course. The course will host a limit of 20 participants.
When: January 12 – February 16
Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm PT / 5:00-7:00pm CT / 6:00-8:00pm ET, via Zoom
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe 5 journal techniques useful for stress management.
- Identify 3 ways to nurture self-care through expressive writing.
- Discuss 2 journal strategies to address professional burnout.
- List 3 or more reasons why expressive writing supports the healing process.
- Create a plan for self-care to implement during the 6 weeks following this workshop.
- Offer/explain journal writing to patient/survivors and caregiver populations as a therapeutic intervention.
Jean Rowe, LCSW, OSW-C, CJT
FS Consulting, PLLC
Continuing Education Information
**Approval for social workers has been obtained by the National Association of Social Work under Approval # 886838662-4944 to award 12 continuing education contact hours.
**Approval for nurses has been obtained by the National Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society under Provider Number CEP 5832 to award 12 continuing education contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Cactus Cancer Society (formerly Lacuna Loft) and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Other Important Information
A computer with a camera and the capability to interact via audio is required. We recommend that participants engage in a private space with minimal surrounding noise or distractions.
Participants must commit to participating in all 12 hours of this interactive workshop. Partial continuing education credit will not be given. (Participants may not drop in and out.)