Realistic Expectations: Staying Centered on the Job, 8 hours
Working with clients who may have multiple challenges, with limited resources and often resistant to changing, may take its toll on the helping professionals who work with them. To create a professional boundary, without damaging the relationship with the client, takes consistent self-monitoring. It is valuable to ask yourself, “Am I working harder than my client?” This class helps participants identify the behaviors that can lead to professional burn out. They practice strategies for individual as well as working groups to stay healthy both physically and emotionally. The ability to set boundaries and give feedback to clients and co-workers and others in a way that they can hear is a valuable and important skill. Stress management techniques are demonstrated and experienced. Participants take away communication learning aids as well as a Staying Centered on the Job Workbook to support the class learning.