Cultivating Resilience in Counseling

Cultivating Resilience in Counseling

Presented by Lyz DeBoer, PhD on 04-27-2018 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Stress arises when people perceive threats to their well-being or think they cannot manage demands being made on them. Negative outcomes can occur for individuals when their stress levels exceed a manageable amount and they perceive themselves to be in a state of crisis. These crisis situations have the potential to activate physiological, psychological, and behavioral response mechanisms meant to aid in survival, and they require therapeutic interventions to manage or resolve. 

In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Lyz DeBoer will describe how therapists can help clients effectively navigate crisis situations, regain a sense of stability, and cultivate resilience. Dr. DeBoer will describe her use of intentional focus to promote healthy responses to life circumstances and how clinicians can encourage processes of healing and growth that aid in an individual’s ability to develop resilience. Dr. DeBoer will explain how mental health professionals can assess an individual’s needs based on their situational, environmental, and historical factors to determine appropriate and effective interventions. 

Dr. DeBoer will outline specific information about optimal treatment interventions to use in therapy during and after periods of acute distress. She will share new strategies that encourage healthier emotional and physiological responses while enhancing recovery as well as strategies to cultivate resilience. She will also review how mental health professionals are responsible for engaging in proactive, self-care behaviors that promote balance, enhance professional competence, and foster resilience in themselves. 

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Explain the relationship between crisis-related stress and well-being. 
  2. Assess an individual’s needs to determine appropriate interventions during and after crisis. 
  3. Describe how thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations affect behavior during crisis.
  4. List specific components in the process of cultivating resilience. 
  5. Summarize clinical strategies that encourage healthy response, recovery, and resilience.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference, or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy.org with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable. 

To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling in to the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly. 

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety. 

GoodTherapy.org is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services. 

GoodTherapy.org is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

This organization, GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

Meet the Presenter

Lyz DeBoer, PhD

Lyz DeBoer, PhD

Dr. Lyz DeBoer is a licensed psychologist in both New York and Pennsylvania, where she maintains a private practice in Bethlehem. Dr. DeBoer earned her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Lehigh University. She specializes in nurturing the mind-body connection to promote balance of self, healthy living, enhanced relationships, and harmony in the home. 

Dr. DeBoer has been a guest blogger for the American Cancer Society and is credentialed with the National Register for Health Service Psychologists. She offers training, facilitates workshops, and presents on a variety of topics focusing on honoring the connection between mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being. Dr. DeBoer also offers parenting workshops designed to promote positive family relationships and facilitate the nurturing of resilient children. 

Dr. DeBoer uses a collaborative approach when establishing treatment goals and aiding in the journey toward accomplishing those goals. She also has experience providing psychological services and training within the criminal justice system, including conducting court-ordered psychological assessments. 

For more information about Dr. DeBoer, please visit www.DrLyz.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @Dr_Lyz and Facebook @DrLyzPhD.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • ace
    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.