course »Awareness of our Own Reactions and Countertransference when Working with System Involved Youth and Their Families

Date: 4/21/2023, 10:00 am—4:30 pm
County: -Training Offerings
CEUs: 5.5
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
Examine the reasons why you chose to work in this field. They can be a “double-edged sword”- by being both the very things that make us excellent at our work and that can also lead to compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Explore how our own “stuff” impacts our work with system-involved youth and their families and, if you are a supervisor, how to support those you supervise with all of this. Discuss self-disclosure with system involved youth and families, explore ourselves and countertransference, identify how we know when we are over-involved with those we support, and review ways to address this.