Finding Balance and Coping with Change in Our Personal and Professional Lives

Monica S. Gocial, LCSW, LLC 2.5 CEU’s

September 15, 2020, 9:30 to 12:00

A live interactive training using the Zoom Pro platform

DESCRIPTION

Professionals today are faced with more pressure than ever before, including finding the “right balance” in life. This was hard before. Now that we are in the midst of a global pandemic, this idea of balance has taken on a whole new meaning and challenge as we collectively re- assess what skills we now need moving forward. Being forced into quickly adapting to work/parenting/family life, all at the same time from our homes has been exhausting. Those on the front lines grappling with the added stress of health and safety concerns have left many feeling totally overwhelmed. People are reporting incredibly high levels of stress and anxiety unlike they have ever experienced before as we tackle our differing roles during these uncertain and challenging times. Participants will learn new skills to address these challenges, cope more effectively with change and our changing roles, and identify ways to find more motivation to create a better sense of balance in their lives.

Training Objectives:

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify a practical approach to balance in our new reality of living through a global pandemic.
  2. Understand how an honest self-assessment is the path to identify goals and achieve a greater sense of balance.
  3. Better cope with change: reacting, responding and re-framing.
  4. Explore relationships and communication, and their impact.
  5.  Assess current, and identify new problem solving and stress management tools.
  6.  Learn how to move forward and find motivation.

CEUs: 

(2.5) This event is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) for a maximum of 2.5 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:

Monica S. Gocial, LCSW, LLC

Monica is a licensed clinical social worker currently in private practice in Elkins Park, PA, doing goal oriented therapy, clinical supervision and workshops. Areas of focus include: work/life balance, life transitions, stress management, grief and loss, and organization and time management skill building. She has clinical and management experience in a variety of behavioral health settings including: outpatient, partial hospitalization, inpatient hospitals, residential treatment and school settings. Monica has provided clinical services in the greater Philadelphia area since 1998. A graduate of Boston University, Monica obtained her BA in Psychology, and earned her Master of Social Work degree from the Catholic University of Social Services, in Washington, DC.

Agenda

2.5 hours training time, questions/discussion at end of each section, time permitting

9:30 – 10:15 Introduction, outline of topics to be discussed. Discussion about why the idea of “balance” can be challenging, and how to re-frame this concept. Self-assessment; examining strengths and needs, identifying goals, examining patterns. Self-assessment activity.
10:15 – 11:15 Coping with change during these unprecedented times. Change activity. Relationships and communication; exploring current support systems and roles we play; the role of perception and thoughts. Group activity.
11:15 – 12:00 Problem solving, practical self-care and stress management. Self-care activity. How to move forward and find motivation; managing expectations and setbacks. Wrap-up, closing discussion 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)

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 (training6000@gmail.com) 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.

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Event Details

  • September 15, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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