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Self care: A Journey Towards Wellness (will be recorded)

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
  • ONLINE ZOOM Meeting


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To kick off this wonderful presentation, Amanda Lee, LCSW, who is currently serving as the President of CSCSW will share a brief history of the organization.  Additionally, there will be an awards ceremony celebrating contributions in outstanding social work.

Presenter: Nikola Alenkin, PhD, LCSW

2 CEUs | FREE for Members and Nonmembers

Join us as we celebrate Social Work Month! Take the time to give yourself some Self Care! This presentation will consist of participants engaging in a discussion on self care including an overview of stress, stress constructs, coping and development of a self care wellness plan. This presentation will focus on four key areas:

  • Understanding components of stress 
  • Coping and its role in stress mitigation 
  • Development of a personal wellness plan 
  • Top 5 tips for those in helping roles 

    Participants will complete the presentation with a practical self care plan in place and top 5 tips for wellness.

    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of this workshop, participants will understand:

    1. Stressors and their etiology including secondary stress.
    2. Positive and negative coping .
    3. The development of a wellness plan.

    Dr. Alenkin, LCSW earned his BASW from California State University, Los Angeles in October 1996 and his MSSW from Columbia University (New York) in 1997. His Doctorate in Social Policy and Social Research was granted in June 2011 from Loma Linda University. Dr. Alenkin has held various professional and clinical positions within the federal government and the private sector. He has been employed as a supervisory social worker for the Dept. of Veteran Affairs and a previous program director for Skid Row Housing Trust. Dr. Alenkin’s specialty is in the area of service utilization and delivery to homeless populations, as well as national and international poverty issues, veteran populations, secondary stress and self-care. His current research focuses on aging veterans and PTSD treatment outcomes, which was funded in the past by the John A. Hartford Foundation. He has conducted research in the area of secondary stress/compassion fatigue, mindfulness interventions with clinicians, clinical practice with survivors of genocide, and transgender populations. He was a recipient of the CSU Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program which funded his dissertation research/program, a past participant of the John A. Hartford Foundation Change Agents Washington DC Policy Institute, and was recognized by the California State Assembly for his work. He has published materials in the Journal of Social Work, a chapter in a textbook and policy briefs and white papers. he is a life-long learner and dedicates his work to expansion of education and mentorship.

    Workshop Logistics: After registering you will receive a link to the ZOOM webinar.

    This WORKSHOP meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

    Cancellation Policy

    • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
    • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
    • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

    Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

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