Can the Coronavirus Experience Increase Our Compassion and Connection with Clients?

Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW
Monday, November 9, 2020
10:00 am – 12 pm
2 CECs

$40 – UConn SSW Alumni and Current Field Instructors
$50 – All Others
Webinar link will be emailed when your registration is complete

We have all had to endure many changes and stressors during the pandemic crisis. Since we have no way to avoid experiencing this, how can we use our experiences to enhance our clinical compassion? Participants will examine their experiences during this crisis and consider what they can learn from them in areas such as:

  • Living with a sense of constant danger
  • Being cut off from loved ones
  • Ever-changing and difficult to understand rules and advice
  • Loneliness
  • Loss
  • Being unable to access resources
  • Handling multiple stressors at once
  • Lack of resources
  • Uncertainty and fear of the future

As we allow ourselves to explore these experiences in depth, we can develop a more deeply felt understanding of our clients’ everyday world. We will examine how to can translate this new awareness into changed practices for our work.

In this webinar, participants will:

  • identify and explore their own COVID-19 experiences
  • connect these experiences to experiences that are common for their clients, and explore how clients manifest these stressors in ways that now make more sense
  • translate this new understanding into changes they will make in their practice