Balance and Boundaries: Taking Care of Ourselves Before We Can Care for Others

Kerry Arnold, LSW, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Health Human Services – 3 CEU’s

9:30 to 12:30

February 26, 2021

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform

Price per person $89


This workshop will help participants examine their relationship to both self-care and the care of others, coupled with potential factors that create imbalance in one’s ability to set therapeutic boundaries, such as:  codependency; enmeshment; transference; self-esteem and self-worth.  The training will offer experiential activities and discussions about establishing therapeutic boundaries, creating balance in one’s ability to know what is needed for self-care to effectively help others.

Training Objectives:

1. Participants will examine how they use their time for others versus time for themselves

2. Participants will gain a conceptual and practical understanding of self-compassion

3. Participants will engage in experiential practices of intentionality, mindfulness and grounding as part of developing a self-care plan

4. Participants will understand the concept of boundaries and boundary-setting as part of therapeutic relationships and wellness

This dynamic, interactive program will include full group and breakout room discussions.


This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 3 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers, professional counselors, and marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania and many other states.

About the Speaker:

Kerry Arnold, M.S.W., LSW is a Full Time Assistant Professor in the Behavioral Health/Human Services program at the Community College of Philadelphia. Kerry is a Licensed Social Worker and received her M.S.W. from Temple University. For 32 years, she has been a behavior specialist, educator, and consultant to a myriad of agencies in the Tri-State area serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and co-occurring disorders, which include substance abuse.

Kerry has presented at city, state and national conferences in the area of recovery-centered, behavioral support planning for individuals receiving behavioral health services. From 2008-2015, she was a primary consultant in New Jersey’s dual-disordered initiative in, spearheaded by Rutgers University.

Kerry has co-hosted a television show sponsored by the Community College of Philadelphia, Tapestry of Life, which features interviews with people who have a lived or direct support experience with some aspect of behavioral health/stigma and oppression and their path toward healing. Kerry has facilitated several conferences within Community College of Philadelphia, including LGBTQ awareness and Trauma-Informed Approaches.


9:30 to 10:00:  “Slice of Pie” activity to examine one’s use of time spent for others vs themselves [Breakout Rooms]

10:00 to 11:00 : Discussion and experiential exercises involving self-compassion, intentionality, mindfulness and grounding 

11a-11:15 : Break 

11:15 to 11:45: Developing a self-care plan [Breakout Rooms]

11:45-12:30p:  Discussion about boundaries and boundary-setting, including a wellness action step commitment as part of wrap-up


Procedure: After registration, you will be sent a confirmation, and a receipt of payment. A few days before the training you will receive a packet containing instructions for logging on to the Zoom session, handouts, and the requirements for your certificate and CEU’s (if applicable)

Cancellations and Refunds: Canceling your registration must be done by email ( prior to five business days from the training date. If you have paid the fee, you will receive a refund or credit (your choice). If you fail to cancel prior to five business days and have paid, you or your agency will forfeit the fee. If you fail to cancel prior to five business days from the training date and have not paid, you or your agency will be billed for the full fee. Thank you

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  • February 26, 2021 9:30 am   -   12:30 pm
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