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Vicarious Trauma: Ethics of Selfcare

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 1:00 AM


When we speak for others who are suffering, when we are present to the worst aspects of human nature, how are we changed? Interpreting can carry significant costs for the interpreter, and our ability to do our work with integrity and impartiality depends on the care with which we attend to our own mental and physical health. Long known to social service providers and veterinarians as a significant cause of personal and professional impairment, vicarious trauma is the experience of the symptoms of trauma by those who witness trauma or assist victims. In this conversation and meditation, we will discuss the risks of our work and provide simple practices to ensure that we remain healthy, competent, engaged professionals. This event has been approved for Continuing Education Units: For Language Professionals: 2 ATA points, 0.15 BEI CEUs, 0.15 RID CEUs, 1.50 CCHI hours, and 0.15 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs. For licensed mental health professionals: LCSW, LPC, LMFT:1 hour of Ethics CEs Co-hosted by MasterWord Services, The Jung Center, and The Jung Center's Mind Body Spirit Institute. Event Proceedings Reception  6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Refreshments and Lite Bites ) Doors open for seating:   6:30 p.m. Program: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.   Speakers Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC, Executive Director, The Jung Center Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC, holds master’s degrees in religious studies (Rice University) and clinical psychology (University of Houston – Clear Lake) and received his doctorate in psychology through Saybrook University’s program in Jungian studies. Sean is a psychotherapist in private practice and has been employed at The Jung Center since 1997. He has been an instructor at The Jung Center since 2001, and he lectures locally and nationally on a range of contemporary social and psychological issues. Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, Director, Mind Body Spirit Institute Dr. Alejandro Chaoul is a Senior Teacher of The 3 Doors, an international organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche with the goal of transforming lives through meditation. Alejandro has studied in the TIbetan tradition since 1989, and for over 20 years with Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, completing the 7-year training at Ligmincha Institute in 2000. He also holds a PhD in Tibetan religions from Rice University. Since 1995, he has been teaching meditation classes and Tibetan Yoga (Tsa Lung & Trul Khor) workshops nationally and internationally under the auspices of Ligmincha Institute and is on the Board of the Ligmincha Texas Institute for the Tibetan meditative and healing arts. In 1999 he began teaching these techniques at the Integrative Medicine Program of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, where he holds a faculty position and for the last fifteen years conducts research on the effect of these practices in people with cancer. He is also an associate faculty member at The University of Texas’ McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, where he teaches medical students in the areas of spirituality, complementary and integrative medicine, and end of life care. Alejandro is also the author of Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition (Snow Lion, 2009).   FAQs What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking options and information will be provided closer to the event date.   How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Email MasterWord at events@masterword.com Call MasterWord at 281-589-0810

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