Webinar: We’re all in this together, really: How to ethically hold space for clients and ourselves


When:  Apr 29, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (ET)


Online Instructions:
Url: http://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/Details/Information/cf34907a-d102-4179-82a6-e5153116ee4f
Login: Register at the link above using your NASW username and password.


Cost: SPS Members:  Free / NASW Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30

CE: 1 Social Work Contact Hour

Presenter: Dottie Saxon Greene, PhD, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

This one-hour webinar explores how to ethically share and hold space with and for our clients while experiencing the same stressor – COVID-19. When the people we serve experience challenges that are too close to home, social workers usually have an option to refer to another practitioner.  Because we are truly in this together, that may not be an option during a pandemic. So, how do we simultaneously hold space for clients and engage in self-care under COVID-19 conditions?

Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will learn how to maintain appropriate boundaries while experiencing an identical stressor as the persons we serve.
  • Participants will consider the Wounded Healer archetype and the Helper Therapy Principle as applied to social work practice during a pandemic or similar global or national crisis.
  • Participants will explore strategies for self-care in a shared crisis while simultaneously caring of those we serve.