- Mental Health
- Chemical Health
- Student Training
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
MHS Education Center
6600 France Avenue S
Edina, MN 55435
Order By Phone: (920) 494-3401 or (800) 895-0071
Registration will close after the first 45 seats fill.
13.0 CEs Approved by the Following:
MN Board of Social Work: CEP- 452
MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LPC/LPCC) Log Number: 2018.CE.112
MN Board of Psychology Log Number: 201805.224
Research shows that self-compassion (Germer, 2009; Neff, 2011) and compassion (eds. Seppala et al, 2017) practices reduce depression and anxiety while improving resilience, coping, and life satisfaction. This 2-day continuing education seminar will introduce you to the interpersonal neurobiology of self-compassion and compassion while creating conditions for you to cultivate your own practice too. Clinical concepts explored include: • compassion fatigue/burnout/secondary trauma • risks of dissociation and decompensation in traumatized individuals • Special Populations:: o LGBTQ+ individuals o Adolescents and Families o Diverse/marginalized communities o Trauma • attention, concentration, executive functioning, and resilience • target shame & self-criticism with self-empathy and self-kindness • transference, countertransference, and counterreactions This highly experiential seminar will leave you energized and empowered with new tools and interventions.
Lee-Anne Gray, PsyD, is a psychologist, educator, and author. She is certified in EMDR, a trauma treatment, as well as a national speaker in self-compassion, mindful awareness, LGBT+ youth, gender, sexuality, assessment, special education, and gifted individuals. She is the president and CEO of The Connect Group; offering innovative professional development seminars in empathy, compassion cultivation, Design Thinking, and self-compassion. Dr. Gray is formerly an instructor of Psychology of Gender in the Departments of Psychology/Women’s Studies at UCLA. She was a forensic expert for the Public Defender of Orange County and conducted evaluations of incarcerated LGBT+ youth. Prior to this, Dr. Gray was supervising psychologist at the largest special education nonprofit organization in the nation. In 2012, she curated and organized TEDxStudioCityED with the theme of Blending Self-Regulation, Technology, and Education. Additionally, she is a contributing author to Pedagogies of Kindness and Respect: On the Lives and Education of Children (Peter Lang, 2015,) where she discussed Educational Trauma and Empathic Education for a Compassionate Nation (EECN.) Along with young people as equal participants, Dr. Gray co-designed EECN to promote co-learning and mitigate Educational Trauma. She is the author of Self-Compassion for Teens (PESI Publishing & Media, 2016)- as well as the companion card deck Self-Compassion & Mindfulness for Teens (PESI Publishing & Media, 2017); LGBTQ+ Youth (PESI Publishing & Media, 2018); and The Happy Family. Dr. Gray is currently writing Educational Trauma: Examples from Testing to the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2019,) the first book to explore the spectrum of Educational Trauma.
8AM- sign in begins
8:30AM- program begins
15 min. mid-morning break
12PM- lunch break
1PM- program resumes
15 min. mid-afternoon break
4:30PM- program concludes/sign- out