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Mar 25 Webinar: Successful Dialogue on Uncomfortable Topics

Video Recording A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch. Successful Dialogue on Uncomfortable Topics: Sex, Politics, Race and Religion Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry FPI EAP Programs. The webinar includes 2 CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors. Friday, March 25, […]

July 20 Webinar: Taming Anxiety and the Return to “Normal”

Taming Anxiety and the Return to “Normal” Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry FPI EAP Programs. Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm For over a year we have not known ‘what comes next’. Carefully, we can move back to our pre-pandemic lives, but we are […]

May 18 Webinar: Living in Today

Video Recording A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch. Living in Today Cherish Yesterday. Dream Tomorrow. Live Today. Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the Faculty Practices of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm This webinar will provide tools needed […]

Jan 19 Webinar: Managing Compassion Fatigue During COVID-19

Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry FPI EAP Programs. Managing Compassion Fatigue through Self-Care Strategies during COVID-19 Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm Professionals in the healthcare and education fields are at a greater risk for developing burnout and Compassion Fatigue due to excessive practice […]

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Mar 25 Webinar: Successful Dialogue on Uncomfortable Topics

Video Recording

A video recording of this webinar is available for you to watch.

Successful Dialogue on Uncomfortable Topics: Sex, Politics, Race and Religion

Join us for a free webinar sponsored by the University of Maryland Department of Psychiatry FPI EAP Programs. The webinar includes 2 CEUs for Social Workers and Counselors.

Friday, March 25, 2022
10am–12pm

Appreciating Unconscious Influences to Foster Better Personal and Clinical Dialogue

This webinar will provide tools to:

  • Identify conscious and unconscious responses in professional, client and family interaction
  • Become aware of potential triggering topics and understand power source of subject
  • Create strategies to effectively guide difficult conversation by depersonalizing responses and reframing content

Healthcare and Social work require navigating challenging conversational topics. Using self-awareness and compassion to understand what makes topics or conversations difficult, one is able to improve effective communication and dialogue even on particularly challenging subjects.

That which is difficult may also be what is essential in fostering good mental and physical health. Unfortunately, our emotions or history can get in the way of successfully and objectively addressing challenging topics, both from the perspective of the treating professional as well as the personal perspective of a consumer or colleague. This webinar is designed to help participants consider factors in their own lives that may hinder objectivity or to identify them in the people with whom we communicate every day in order to successfully navigate or reframe any discussion.

Rachael Wallace

Presenter: Rachael Wallace, LCSW-C

Rachael is a psychotherapist and a Clinical Director of MGFP, a group of mental health professionals dedicated to supporting faculty, staff, students, residents and family members of the UMB and UMMC campus community. She has a particular interest in the integration of multiple paradigms to create individual pathways for insight, self-awareness, healing and navigation of personal and professional relationships or challenges. Rachael has an extensive history of clinical workshop presentations on the art of psychotherapy, ethics and self-awareness for clinicians. She has been affiliated with the UNSOM Department of Psychiatry for almost two decades and is the Chairperson of NASW-MD’s Behavioral Health Committee.

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