Continuing Education Opportunity

The Professional Helper’s Resilience: How Does Vicarious Resilience Strengthen Therapists And Other Helpers?


Speaker: Dr. Pilar Hernández-Wolf, Ph.D.

Date: November 17th, 2017
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Chirs Knutsen East Room in the Anderson University Center (AUC)

Offer 3 CE Credits
Free for PLU students or Alumni, $45 for Professionals.

Please join us for a continuing education opportunity hosted by the PLU Marriage and Family Therapy program.
This workshop deconstructs the meaning of the therapeutic alliance through a new lens by examining client’s resilience from a culturally embedded perspective. Participants will learn a nuanced understanding of the ways in which therapists grow and are positively impacted by their clients, and the ways in which they can situate the multiple aspects of positive impact in the helping relationship and track vicarious resilience. Participants will also learn about the ways in which vicarious learning may be a protective factor against vicarious trauma.

Dr. Pilar Hernández-Wolfe is tenured associate professor and teaches in the Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy program at Lewis and Clark. She is a licensed family therapist and a licensed clinical professional counselor, a clinical member and approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, an approved clinical supervisor in the state of Oregon, and a consultant and trainer. Pilar has over twenty years of experience working with individuals, couples and families in outpatient clinics and in private practice. She has also worked with refugees and survivors of torture in San Diego and displaced populations in Colombia. As a consultant, trainer and presenter, she has collaborated with organizations in the U.S., Colombia and México in the areas of clinical supervision, traumatic stress, resilience, equity and contextually responsive family therapy, the animal human bond and ecoinformed family therapy. She is fully bilingual (English/Spanish – written and oral).

This training is open to PLU MFT students and alumni, as well as other professionals in the community. Registration is required to attend. Additional information will be sent to participants following successful registration.

If interested, please use the button below to reserve your spot.