Resilience and Self-Care Basics for Helping Professionals

1.5 hours – completely online – free

Resilience and Self-Care Basics for Helping Professionals

Self-care and resilience are often practices we’re introducing to our students, clients, and patients, but it is imperative to also practice self-care ourselves as helping professionals. This 1.5-hour course is free, completely online, and self-paced and accessible from any of your devices as long as you have internet!

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Resilience is generally defined as the ability to overcome difficulty. Self-care is often thought of as the strategies that help build resiliency. This course presents the basic, introductory tenants for how to define, practice, and maintain resiliency and self-care strategies as a helping professional. This is a 1.5-hour/credit course that overviews the stress response, resilience, and self-care; presents concrete “inner” awareness resiliency skills, and offers an introduction for making self-care strategies stick. This course is a must for any helping professional. In order to best do our jobs, we must tend to ourselves. 

  • DEFINE: the stress response, resiliency, and self-care
  • PRESENT: 3 concrete “inner” awareness self-care strategies 
  • REVIEW: 3 quick tips for developing and maintaining a self-care practice

American Psychological Association (APA)

1.5 continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists in the United States. The Center for Adolescent Studies is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor CE for psychologists. The Center for Adolescent Studies maintains responsibility for all programs and its content. The State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE from APA sponsors for LMFTs, LEPs, LPCs, and LCSWs. Learn more herePlease note: If you are a non-psychologist mental health professional from a state outside of California, check with your licensing committee as many accept CE from APA approved sponsors.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

The Center for Adolescent Studies Inc. (1640) is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Center for Adolescent Studies Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ACE Approval Period: (6/4/2019 – 6/4/2022). Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 continuing education clock hours.

Teachers seeking professional development (PD) please get this course approved by your school board. 

If you have a specific request, training accommodation, or grievance you need to submit, please visit our requests page and all efforts will be made to address your needs.

Your Instructor

Sam Himelstein, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist (PSY25229) based in Oakland, CA. He has worked in juvenile halls, chemical dependency settings, schools, outpatient hospitals, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, in community settings, and in private practice with teens and their families. He is passionate about training professionals from multiple disciplines in creating authentic, healing relationships with adolescents that contribute to positive outcomes. A formerly incarcerated youth himself, Dr. Himelstein was privileged to change his life from a path of drugs, violence, crime, and self-destruction to that of healing and transformation. His mission is to help young people become aware of the power of self-awareness and transformation, and train professionals with similar interests. Learn more about his philosophy and approach in his books: A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Working with High-Risk Adolescents (Routledge, 2013), Mindfulness-Based Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents: A 12-Session Curriculum (Routledge, 2015), and Trauma-Informed Mindfulness With Teens: A Guide for Mental Health Clinicians (Norton, 2019).

If you have a specific request, training accommodation, or grievance you need to submit, please visit our requests page and all efforts will be made to address your needs.

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