MPG Consulting Presents:
Culturally and Racially Attuned CEU Credits
For Individuals and Organizations

Course Title: Holistic approaches to Addressing Client Stress and Burnout

Subject/Topic: Social Work Practice, Knowledge and Skills

Name and Qualifications of the Presenter:

Jonathan Johnson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Nationally Certified Fitness Professional (NASM-CPT) who has worked in outpatient adolescent mental health clinics for the past six years. He has provided treatment for adolescents and families who were victims of chronic physical and sexual abuse. Additionally he has received specialized training through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and piloted an adolescent trauma treatment program the New York Foundling Mental Health Clinic. He began conducting workshops for the Manhattan Department of probation and other child welfare agencies in the city. He pursued additional credential in health and fitness to develop a more holistic approach to mental health treatment and self-care for helping professionals. He has recently worked on several projects through Mary Pender Greene Consulting including training staff on trauma and self-care. He currently provides life and fitness coaching through a pilot program the YMCA and is an adjunct faculty at St John’s University, teaching Introduction to Organizational Psychology.

Description of Course

This is a four hour highly interactive workshop where we will be focusing on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of burnout in clients facing stress at work, in school, in relationships, and in parenting. The first component will be a didactic lecture where we will explore the common challenges clients face in stressful roles and situations and how it affects them physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. In order to fully understand how to help clients in these roles and situations, participants will first be asked to identify signs and symptoms of burnout in their respective lives. They will be given a log where they identify the various areas of their lives and will be guided through a structured assessment of their health in these areas. The group will learn the principles of developing a healthy lifestyle including; healthy eating, exercise, and healthy relationships. They will practice methods of presenting this material to clients. Elements of marital arts will be incorporated as a method of further exploring the mind body connection. Participants will be introduced to wellness resources in the city where they can refer clients for ongoing support.

Time Frame:
The course will be four hours in length.

Teaching Method:
The course will utilize PowerPoint presentations, handouts but will be highly interactive. Participants will be asked to come in comfortable clothes prepared to engage in physical activity.

Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will understand the concepts of stress and burnout as they relate to client’s work, school, relationship and parenting roles.
    2. Participants will develop and comprehensive view of health and wellness and a method of assessing their clients’ wellness.
    3. Participants will develop an action plan for addressing wellness deficiencies in the lives of their clients.
    4. Participants will develop practical stress reduction tools that can be used for a diverse client population.

Length of Course:
The session will provide 4 contact hours.

Location: First Steps to Recovery, 312 W 47th St. Ground Floor, New York, NY 10036
Dates and Times: Sat. 11/21/15 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

To sign up for this course, click here.

Mary Pender Greene, LCSW-R, CGP
President & CEO

Midtown Manhattan Location