FOSTERING RESILIENCE IN OUR CLIENTS AND OURSELVES
Presented by Joanne Fleisher, LCSW
Today we face a country and a world that are undergoing tremendous upheaval. Violence and divisiveness, rapid-fire news reports and constant social media warnings of danger keep us anxious, on high alert. Joanne Fleisher, LCSW will focus her talk on the topic of resilience: a set of attitudes, behaviors and abilities that can help us skillfully manage a general atmosphere that is disturbing to many of our clients and ourselves.
Joanne’s personal examples and case studies will underscore the reality that we all encounter adverse conditions throughout the life cycle — unsettling life transitions, losses, and varying degrees of traumatic events. We often think of trauma as physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, war or natural disasters. But, there are also traumatic responses to death or the ending of a relationship with a loved one or societal trauma in which whole segments of the population are chronically exposed to conditions which put them at risk such as: violence, injustice, job or food instability, and/or poverty. Joanne will look at the qualities and pre-disposing factors that impact our ability to be resilient. Drawing on neuroscience and highlighting the importance of relationship, Joanne will review specific tools and approaches to develop our clients’ abilities to respond to life’s challenges with a spirit of resilience.
- Define the characteristics of people that lead to resilience.
- Define pre-disposing factors that affect one’s ability to be resilient.
- Discuss approaches that foster resilience in our clients and ourselves.
- Discuss how to incorporate these concepts and approaches into your own clinical practice.
About the Speaker
Joanne Fleisher, LCSW received her MSS from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. In the past, she was the Director of Counseling at Women in Transition and helped create and was Assistant Director of the Elizabeth Blackwell (Reproductive) Health Center in Philadelphia. She is certified in Imago Therapy, Family Therapy and for teaching Mindfulness Meditation. For over 30 years her private practice offers individual and couples therapy, focusing on women’s issues and gay/lesbian concerns. She authored the self-help book, “Living Two Lives: Married to a Man & in Love with a Woman.” In 2007, because of her book and her active online “Ask Joanne” Q & A board, Oprah Winfrey invited her to be the expert on her show, “Wives Confess They are Gay.” Currently, Joanne is the chair of the Political Action subcommittee of PSCSW and offers a weekly meditation group in her home.
About the Event
Friday, November 3, 2017, 6pm to 10pm
Germantown Cricket Club, 411 West Manheim Street, Philadelphia 19144
6pm to 7pm: Cocktail hour (cash bar) and hors d'oeuvres
7pm to 9:30 pm: Program, with a Continental Dinner served
$50 per person / $20 per Transitional Member / $15 per Student & Student Member
1 CE Available
PSCSW Welcomes Students to Attend!
(Student Discount Offered)
PSCSW AWARDS FOR CLINICAL EXCELLENCE WILL BE PRESENTED TO 3 OUTSTANDING RECENT GRADUATES.