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Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest presents The Ethical Mandate of Self-Care and Burnout Prevention
PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center
Vancouver, WA
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Goal of Training
This Ethics and Self Care Training will motivate attendees to become more self-compassionate fostering better treatment outcomes. It is intended for addiction counselors who have had at least a basic education in Counseling Ethics and have practiced in the field for one year or more and wish to further their skill development and meet state CEU requirements. Self-Care and Burnout Prevention will be demonstrated through interactive presentation, small group activities and multimedia display. Self Compassion as demonstrated by video to illustrate how to become aware of suffering. Burnout symptoms will be discussed in small groups as well as ten methods of supporting healthy counselor/personal growth.

Behavioral Objectives
Define and provide an example of Non-Violent Communication,
Identify poor self-care and attributes of burnout,
Describe components of adequate self-care including sleep hygiene, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation

8:30 - 9:00Registration
9:00 - 9:10CDTC Announcements and Introductions
9:10 - 10:00Introduction of Participants: Participants will share feelings and needs using the Non-Violent Communication (NVC) model. Presenters will discuss "What is Unethical about poor self-care." Burnout Symptoms discussion in Small Groups.
10:00 - 10:30Video: Kristine Neff, Ph.D., "Self Compassion"
Physical and Emotional Symptoms of Burnout ~ Jonny Gieber
10:30 - 10:45Break
10:45 - NoonVideo: Kristine Neff, Ph.D., "Self Compassion Skills". Sleep Hygiene, Distress tolerance and Emotion Regulation ~ Drew Lindsell
Noon - 1:00Lunch Break **On Your Own**
1:00 - 2:15Weeding and Tending Your Garden, also Big Rocks and Little Rocks ~ Jonny Gieber. Small Group Activity: "Walking the Labyrinth"
EFT and Tapping ~ Drew Lindsell
2:15 - 2:30Break
2:30 - 4:15Exercise and Health Eating ~ Jonny Gieber
Small Group Activity: Stretching and Walking
Take Aways ~ Jonny Gieber
4:15 - 4:30Wrap up and evaluations

Jonny Gieber, M.S. CADC 2, is the Department Chair of the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Department at Portland Community College. He has been a full time faculty member since 1987. He entered the addiction counseling profession in 1981. In addition to his teaching duties, he has a private practice where he works primarily with addicts. He has served as a consultant and provider to the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners Health Professional Program since its inception in 1990. He has earned a BS degree in Psychology and a MS in Counseling from the University of Oregon. He is a Certified Addictions Counselor Level II (Oregon).

Andrew Lindsell, M.A. LMHC, CDP, NCAC 2, is the Administrator for Anchor Point Counseling Center in Battle Ground, WA. He has operated Anchor Point since 2007. He has been a substance abuse counselor since 1988. In 2008 he earned his licensure for Mental Health Counseling. In his former life he was a forester for 25 years! He has a commitment to compassion and mindfulness. He also brings a great sense of humor to recovery.

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

You may register below if you would like to pay by check or money order. Payment must be received prior to training date. To ensure this, please mail your payment at least 7 days prior to training. Mail payment to CDTC, P.O. Box 847, Vancouver, WA 98666.
3-15S Student $20.00 **Proof of Enrollment required.
3-15M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
3-15N Non-Member $75.00

Please notify CDTC if you are unable to attend training.

Lunch:There is a one hour lunch break on your own. There is a large cafeteria at the hospital in addition to a smaller cafe and coffee shop with pre-made meals available. Several lunch options are available to the East, past I-205. It is recommended that you check google maps to check for lunch options including Sweet Tomatoes, Chuck's Produce, or fast food restaurants such as Arby's, Taco Bell or Burgerville.

Date:March 13th, 2015 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place:PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Mill Plain Campus
Health Education Center
600 N.E. 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98664
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At this time there are no more seats available for attendees, please contact the CDTC at 503-805-0989 to be placed on this training wait list. This training event has ended. Please see our website for additional training opportunities.


PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center
600 N.E. 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98664
United States


Education > Classes
Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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