Naming and Taming Overwhelm for Mental Health Practitioners

Naming and Taming Overwhelm for Mental Health Practitioners

Presented by Sarri Gilman, LMFT on 01-26-2018 at 9 a.m. Pacific (12 p.m. Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Feelings of overwhelm are widespread. Like the tentacles of an octopus, these feelings increasingly reach into our lives, affecting us at home, at work, and in our relationships. No one is immune to overwhelm and, when it is not addressed appropriately, it can lead to serious stress-related issues including compassion fatigue and burnout. Clinicians emphasize the importance of self-care to individuals in therapy but taking the time to reduce their own stress often becomes secondary. 

In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Sarri Gilman, LMFT will share information she has learned from studying the research on overwhelm for her latest book, Naming and Taming Overwhelm. Sarri understands, firsthand, how people who work in healthcare and human services are on the frontline of this issue. Her concerns grew from seeing more and more professionals and lay-people who are overwhelmed and struggling to cope.

Sarri has examined widespread overwhelm on a spectrum that looks beyond the individual to see its negative impact in the workplace and on a community. She will move beyond the basic self-care tenets to share fresh ideas and tools that can help therapists care for themselves as they care for others. She will also review new strategies for working with overwhelmed individuals in therapy. Though the experience of overwhelm is often complicated, there are specific steps that can be taken to reduce and recover from its negative impact and prevent it from happening in the future.
 
This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Recognize the signs of overwhelm.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how to distinguish overwhelm from trauma.
  3. Explain treatment and care issues for overwhelmed individuals in therapy.
  4. Detail care needs and coping tools for overwhelmed clinicians.
  5. Summarize systemic overwhelm, including leadership skills and strategies for advocacy.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two 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.

This event has already taken place. A recording of this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Meet the Presenter

Sarri Gilman, LMFT

Sarri Gilman, LMFT

Sarri Gilman has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for 30 years. While managing her own private practice, she was the executive director for several non-profits while also teaching leadership skills to managers and executives. As a private practice therapist, Sarri has worked, lived, and raised her family in a small, close-knit community on Whidbey Island, Washington, where she has provided therapy to individuals and families over several decades. In addition to her private practice, Sarri travels to teach workshops on boundaries and recovery from overwhelm for organizations and communities. 

Sarri distilled her diverse and deep experiences as a therapist, executive director, and a passionately involved community advocate into her book, Transform Your Boundariesand in her new book, Naming and Taming Overwhelm.  

In 2016/17 she partnered with the Foundation for Healthy Generations to create eCourses on self-care and boundaries that can be found on her website. Sarri shared her thoughts on boundaries in her 2015 TEDx Talk: Good Boundaries Free You

For more information about Sarri or to inquire about volume discounts on her books, please visit her website www.sarrigilman.com.

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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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    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.
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    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.