the ethics of client-centered presence: a workshop for helping professionals
Client-centered presence is an essential component of the therapeutic relationship, an ethical responsibility, and a commitment we make to our clients. However, at times our human bodies and minds can make this challenging to achieve or sustain. In this class, we will discuss what client-centered presence is (and isn’t), what threatens it, and why it matters. We will explore prevention strategies to minimize the likelihood of losing this client-centered presence, and what we can do in the moment when it inevitably happens.
My intention is to provide a safe and compassionate space within which you can engage in honest self-reflection and dialogue with your peers. There will be opportunities for writing, small and large group discussion, guided mindfulness activities, experiential exercises...and space for whatever else we co-create.
Who: massage therapists* and other helping professionals**
When: 12/18/16 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 11/13/16 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Where: East West College of the Healing Arts 525 NE Oregon St., Portland, OR 97232
*East West College alumni, staff, and faculty discounts available. When: 8/21/16 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Where: 510 NE Dekum St. Portland, OR 97211
*This course satisfies the new ethics continuing education requirement for massage therapists in Oregon and Washington.*