- Mental Health
- Chemical Health
- Student Training
June 14, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
MHS Education Center
6600 France Ave S
Edina, MN 55435
6.0 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.297
MN Board of Psychology Log Number: 201912.432
Order By Phone: (920) 494-3401 or (800) 895-0071
Registration will close after the first 45 seats fill.
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 day-long 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; • Attention, concentration, executive functioning, and resilience; • Targeting shame & self-criticism with self-empathy and self-kindness; • Transference, countertransference, and counterreactions. o Special Populations:: o LGBTQ+ individuals o Adolescents and Families o Diverse/marginalized communities o Trauma This highly experiential seminar will leave you energized and empowered with new tools and interventions. Dr. Gray offers a truly unique program grounded in direct experience with instructions for translating it into effective clinical practice.
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’s forthcoming book on Educational Trauma: Examples from Testing to the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2019) is the first book to explore the spectrum of Educational Trauma. Dr. Gray is a Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Psychology, and also teaches doctoral students in clinical psychology Ethics & Professional development and Clinical Interviewing.
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