Working in the human services field, and especially with high-risk and often traumatized individuals, puts a professional at risk for burn-out. This virtual presentation is sponsored by the Southeast ATTC Regional Center and will focus on strategies for minimizing your risk, as well as practices to support a mindful approach to self-care that goes beyond the typical approach of taking “mental health days" in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina. Mental Health Specialists, Addiction Specialists, treatment providers, peer support communities, and faith community-based organizations in Region 4 are encouraged to register for free.
1.5 NAADAC* CEU hrs are provided for this webinar.
*National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
1. Articulate how, why, and when burn-out happens.
2. Verbalize awareness of burn-out, secondary trauma, and compassion fatigue and knowing the difference in how you are being impacted by your work.
3. List traits of intentional self-care as a regular practice.
4. Identify useful mindfulness approaches to self-care that focus on both micro and macro self-care skills.
Nicole S. Deems, Ed.S., LMFT, LAC CS, RYT received an undergraduate degree in psychology
from the University of South Carolina where she returned for a graduate degree in
Counselor Education, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. Nicole has worked with
LRADAC, one of the leading substance use treatment centers in the Midlands of South
Carolina since 2006 and is currently the Director of Clinical Advancement where she
provides clinical supervision, coaching, and training for agency staff. Nicole's clinical
experience has been in providing therapeutic treatment services to children, adolescents,
adults, couples and families in areas related to mental health, substance use disorders,
trauma, and family systems. Nicole operates a clinical private practice where she provides
therapy, training and consultation, as well as clinical supervision to those seeking licensure
as a LMFT or certification as an addictions counselor in the state of SC. Nicole is passionate
about health and wellness and believes that healing occurs best with connection and
intention. She has completed her 200-hour training as a Registered Yoga Teacher and is
trained in trauma-informed yoga practices for the healing of trauma and recovery. Nicole
sees her work as improving the lives of individuals and as well as building stronger,