Building Resilience in the Face of Collective Trauma: From Empathic Distress to Compassion

This is a 2 hour On Demand Webinar. Access information, resources and CEU information will be available shortly after registration and registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year.

This webinar was broadcasted live on October 20, 2022 as part of the Collective Trauma Conference

Already registered for this workshop?

Mindfulness and compassion practices are powerful tools for both psychotherapists and their clients. These practices help us maintain therapeutic presence when facing difficult emotions, keep perspective on our reactions, and stay empathically attuned. They can also help clients develop the affect tolerance and metacognitive awareness needed to integrate and work with collective trauma experiences.

But these mindfulness and compassion techniques are not one-size-fits-all remedies. Extensive scientific research has revealed that it matters what we practice.

Using insights from Dr. Tania Singer’s ‘ReSource Project’, this workshop will explore the various effects of techniques designed to cultivate presence, perspective-taking, empathy and compassion, and attunement. You will learn which practices to use under which circumstances yourself, both inside and outside the clinical hour.

And using insights from social neuroscience, we will examine how to balance empathy, compassion, self-compassion, and mindfulness practices. The goal here is to optimize therapeutic presence and avoid being overwhelmed by powerful emotions such as empathic distress or burnout.

At the conclusion of this workshop, attendees will be better able to:

  • Mindfulness and compassion practices are powerful tools for both psychotherapists and their clients. These practices help us maintain therapeutic presence when facing difficult emotions, keep perspective on our reactions, and stay empathically attuned. They can also help clients develop the affect tolerance and metacognitive awareness needed to integrate and work with collective trauma experiences.
  • But these mindfulness and compassion techniques are not one-size-fits-all remedies. Extensive scientific research has revealed that it matters what we practice.
  • Using insights from Dr. Tania Singer’s ‘ReSource Project’, this workshop will explore the various effects of techniques designed to cultivate presence, perspective-taking, empathy and compassion, and attunement. You will learn which practices to use under which circumstances yourself, both inside and outside the clinical hour.
  • And using insights from social neuroscience, we will examine how to balance empathy, compassion, self-compassion, and mindfulness practices. The goal here is to optimize therapeutic presence and avoid being overwhelmed by powerful emotions such as empathic distress or burnout.

Ronald Siegel, PsyD, is part-time Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School for over 35 years and a long-time student of mindfulness meditation.

Ron serves on the Board of Directors and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. He also teaches internationally about mind-body medicine and the application of mindfulness and compassion practices in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and other fields.

Dr. Siegel has edited and written several books, including the critically acclaimed professional text Mindfulness and Psychotherapy (2nd Edition), a comprehensive guide for general audiences. He also authored several professional guides, including:

  • The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems;
  • Sitting Together: Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy; and
  • Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy.

Ronald Siegel’s step-by-step self-treatment guide Back Sense integrates mindfulness practice, aggressive rehabilitation, and mind-body approaches to treat chronic back and neck pain.

Prof. Dr. Tania Singer is a social neuroscientist and psychologist and world expert on empathy and compassion. She has a passion for creating bridges between fields that typically never interact such as linking neuroscience with economics, science with arts or science with spirituality.

Learning from contemplative traditions from the East, she has initiated and headed one of the largest meditation-based secular mental training studies on compassion, the ReSource project. Linking such findings to the field of economics, she developed a “caring economics” approach, developing new models of economy based on care and social cohesion.

Throughout her life she has explored how inner change can bring about societal change putting science in the service of societal transformation.

TimeTopic Covered
1st hour
  • The structure and function of mindfulness and compassion practices; The outline of and discoveries stemming from The Resource Project
2nd hour
  • Differences between Empathy and Compassion; How to generate compassion in clinical encounters; Tailoring mindfulness and compassion practices to the needs of individuals

This training offers 2 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

For Live Broadcast Attendees

Webinar attendance by participants is automatically tracked, documented and archived for future reference. Upon confirming you have attended 100% of the webinar and upon completion of a course evaluation, you will be issued a certificate of participation (see below).

For Attendees of On Demand/Recorded Version

If you cannot verify 100% attendance of the Live Broadcast or if you are watching the On Demand/recorded version of this webinar, you will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify your attendance.

For Canadian and International participants

Upon fulfillment of the above requirements, Canadian and international participants will be issued a Certificate of Participation which features:

  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
  • Confirmation that you have passed a quiz with at least 80% grade to verify your attendance

Please check carefully with your regulating body/organization that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CEUs.

For general information about Continuing Education for Canadians and International participants, please click here.  

US Continuing Education Information

ON-DEMAND VERSION 

This professional continuing education activity was sponsored by Praxis Continuing Education and Training and co-sponsored by Leading Edge Seminars. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, who has been approved as a provider of continuing education by the organizations listed below, maintains responsibility for the educational activity offered and for following the standards and regulations for the organizations listed below. This non-live on-demand activity is approved for 2 CE hours.

No partial credit will be awarded. At the end of the workshop, Leading Edge Seminars will provide attendees with an instruction sheet on how to complete the online evaluation and how to print your CE certificate of completion. You will be required to pass a post test with a score of 80% or higher.  You will be able to complete this process immediately after the conclusion of the activity.

Praxis CET maintains responsibility for the program with the CE approvals outlined below:

Joint Accreditation: In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc and Leading Edge Seminars. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 2 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Psychologists: Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs.

Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

NY Social Workers: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0467

NY Counselors: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0198.

NY Psychologists: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0002.

Course launch date: 9/8/2022

Next course review/expire date: 9/8/2025

NOTE: Many state boards accept offerings accredited by national or other state organizations. If your state is not listed, please check with your professional licensing board to determine whether the accreditations listed are accepted.

Disclosure Information:

Praxis Continuing Education and Training is responsible for the content, quality and scientific integrity of all CE/CME activities certified for credit. When an educational activity is offered for medical (CME), Nursing (ANCC) and/or Psychology (APA) continuing education credit, participants must be informed as to the source, amount, nature, and disposition of any funding used to support the activity, whether in the form of educational grants, cash contributions, or in-kind contributions.  Individuals in a position to influence course content must also disclose whether they have one or more relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

We define ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. There is no minimum financial threshold; individuals must disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, with ineligible companies. We ask that discloses are made regardless of whether the individual views the financial relationships as relevant to the education. For more information on the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, please visit accme.org/standards.

All those in a position to control the content of an education activity are asked to disclose any relevant financial relationships they have with any ineligible companies.

There is no commercial support for this activity.

None of the planners or presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

This training is aimed at all mental health professionals, including:

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in Accredited Programs in the Above Fields
  • case managers
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices

This course is an intermediate-advanced level.

 2 Hour Webinar RateCAD $99.00

All pricing is in CAD$. The USD$ equivalent is about 30% less than CAD$. Click here to estimate webinar rate before taxes in your local currency.

Register for webinar