PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

 
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We offer a variety of opportunities for professionals to learn and grow not only as helpers and healers, but as people. Whether you are interested in individual support through clinical supervision, expanding your clinical skill set through our CEU classes, or finding ways to bring more balance to your life through our professional support groups and retreats– we’ve got you covered!

Self-Led Healing in a Broken-Hearted World

Presented by: Lara Krawchuk, MSW, LCSW, MPH

 

Date: 1/20/23
Time: 9:00 AM-1:30 PM

Cost: $165 (not NASW-PA) OR $150 (NASW-PA member)

Location: Virtually via Zoom

Registration: To register please submit your completed registration form which can be found here via mail or email. Please see registration form for additional instructions.

Workshop Registration Cost:

$165 for one participant (not NASW-PA)

- $150 (NASW-PA member)

OR $150 for two or more participants signing up together (regardless of NASW-PA membership)

CEU Cost: Participants will pay NASW-PA directly for CEU credit after program.

- $15 (member of NASW-PA)

- $25 (not a member of NASW-PA)

Several reduced fee workshop scholarships are available for MSW students or new graduates. Contact Lara here for more information

CEUs: 4 CEUs will be available for completion of this course.

Note: While all helping professionals are warmly welcome, currently CEUs are only available for PA MSW, MFT, and LPC.

Payment: Pay by check or reach out for more information about alternative payment options.

If paying by check please make checks out to Healing Concepts, LLC and send checks to the following address:

Healing Concepts, LLC

770 E. Market St. #165

West Chester, PA 19380

Description: Our world is awash in grief.  Helping professionals are being asked to witness intense client pain while frequently experiencing similar heartbreak.  Many healers report feeling sad, exhausted, and overwhelmed. Others do not feel effective when working with grief and loss. 
In this didactic and experiential workshop, we will review the basic principles of both the Internal Family Systems and Meaning Making Models of client care. We will then explore creative ways to combine IFS and Meaning Making models to effectively support grieving clients. In exploring the synergies between meaning making and IFS
models we will make space to offer compassionate connection for our own struggling or grieving parts. We will return to our lives and practices with creative new ideas for supporting clients and our own healing in a broken-hearted world. This presentation assumes basic knowledge of the IFS model.

 

Instructional Methods: PowerPoint guided lecture, small group discussion, and experiential exercises

 

About the Speaker: Lara Krawchuk, MSW, LCSW, MPH is Owner and Clinical Director of Healing Concepts, LLC, a private counseling, continuing education, and consulting practice serving Pennsylvania and DE via telehealth and in-person offices.  She is a 20-year Lecturer for the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and is Practice faculty for Robert Neimeyer’s Portland Institute for Loss and Transition. Mrs. Krawchuk is a certified IFS therapist and is passionate about combining the impact of IFS and Meaning Making models of care to support individuals and families facing chronic and life limiting illness, grief, end of life, professional stress, and trauma. She is a respected national speaker and author of numerous chapters and articles on cancer care, and creative healing for grief and living losses. Ms. Krawchuk likes to tell people she was born to do this work and she absolutely loves it!

CEU PROGRAMS

 

We offer a range of virtual CEU classes on Grief, End of Life, Internal Family Systems Model, and Professional Self-Care

Contemporary Grief Theory  and Creative Intervention Strategies


Date: 10/7/2022
Time: 9 - 1:30pm

Location: Virtually via Zoom
Registration: To register please submit your completed registration form which can be found here via mail or email. Please see registration form for additional instructions.

Workshop Registration Cost:
      - $90 for one person (not a member of NASW-PA)
      - $85 for one person (member of NASW-PA)
      - OR $80 for two or more people joining together (regardless of NASW-PA membership)
CEU Cost: Participants will pay NASW-PA directly for CEU credit after the
program. 
      - $15 (member of NASW-PA)
      - $25 (not a member of NASW-PA)
Several reduced fee workshop scholarships are available for MSW students or
new graduates.
Contact Lara here for more information.

 

CEUs: 4 CEUs will be available for completion of this course. Note: while all helping professionals are warmly welcome, currently CEUs are only available for PA MSW, MFT, and LPC.

Payment: Pay by check or reach out for more information about alternative payment options.

If paying by check please make checks out to Healing Concepts, LLC and send checks to the following address:

 

Healing Concepts, LLC

770 E. Market St. #165

West Chester, PA 19380

Description: We are living in extraordinary times. Worldwide, humans are experiencing a barrage of living losses that are frightening, confusing, and overwhelming. Too many are also facing the death of loved ones or friends; enormously complicated by the lack of proper goodbyes, disrupted access to grief rituals, and the inaccessibility of support groups. Helping professionals are being asked to hold incredible amounts of grief. Many do not feel confident in their skills in this critical area of clinical care.


Together we will learn key concepts from contemporary grief theory, explore how to effectively support clients facing diverse losses, experience the power of creative healing, and discuss the challenge of supporting clients as we wrestle with our own anxiety and losses.

Circles of Care: The Gift of Facilitating End of Life Discussion


Cost: $99

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: Virtually vis Zoom

For more information and to register please contact us.


Facing the end of a life is full of losses. Professional care providers have a responsibility
to guide families facing end of life, but often feel ill equipped for this intimate and demanding role. Together, we will explore how to utilize relevant grief-related concepts, such as anticipatory grief, chronic sorrow, nonfinite loss, the Dual Process Model and meaning making in a palliative care context, and how to support families undergoing such difficult transitions. We will follow a compelling case study to explore how to gently address the many challenges that families face and will practice our helping skills in breakout sessions. We will explore the power of creative intervention, such as the crafting of musical playlists, to assist families in navigating a loved one’s final days. Key to this work is building circles of care both between community-based experts, families and medical teams on the one hand, and within the family system on the other. Finally, we will consider the impact of this work on our own lives by discussing compassion fatigue, parallel process, and the gift of post traumatic growth.

Learning Objectives

● Discuss our professional responsibility to support end of life discussions.
● Summarize strategies for effective end of life discussions to be applied to an actual case study.
● Practice skills for supporting families at end of life.

● Describe the gift of working at the end of life on our own personal and professional lives.


 

Nonfinite Losses: Challenges and Intervention Strategies


Description: We are living in extraordinary times, full of ambiguous and nonfinite losses. Helping Professionals are being called upon to support the needs of clients facing a myriad of losses while simultaneously experiencing their own. Many have little training in supporting grief and loss. This can leave helpers overwhelmed by the intensity of client distress.
This virtual class is designed to help professionals update their grief intervention and assessment skills related to living losses. Together we will explore several contemporary models for understanding nonfinite losses, discuss challenges related to supporting these losses while navigating our own parallel process, and learn effective tools for supporting healing.
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Workshop Registration Cost:
- $90 for one person (not a member of NASW-PA)
- $85 for one person (member of NASW-PA)
- OR $80 for two or more people joining together (regardless of NASW-PA membership)
CEU Cost: Participants will pay NASW-PA directly for CEU credit after the program. 
- $15 (member of NASW-PA)
- $25 (not a member of NASW-PA)

Several reduced fee workshop scholarships are available for MSW students or new graduates. Contact Lara here for more information.
CEUs: 4 CEUs will be available for completion of this course. Note: while all helping professionals are warmly welcome, currently CEUs are only available for PA MSW, MFT, and LPC.

Registration: Check back here soon to register and buy tickets!

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What people are saying about classes with Healing Concepts LLC:

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Monica,  Medical Social Worker

I highly recommend participating in one of Lara Krawhcuk's classes. She is engaging, brings forth up to date grief and trauma theory, shares wonderful resources, and includes energizing activities and interventions.  She is overall a wonderful presenter and teacher. You know you have a quality instructor when you leave with your brain buzzing and your energy lifted! 

Jen, Veterans Social Worker

Lara's classroom is highly interactive,  She utilizes a range of experiential learning techniques to deepen students understanding of the skills/concepts. The class environment is trauma informed and a safe space to ask questions and get curious about the topic.

Mindy, Social Worker

Thank you for being so wonderful

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Clinical Supervision with Lara Krawchuck

Whether you are working towards an LCSW or simply want to enhance your existing skills, clinical supervision is an excellent choice to support your professional growth.

Lara is a warm, engaging, and creative teacher who helps professionals of all experience levels think creatively about their work and to grow to a new level of clinical expertise. Lara is uniquely qualified to provide supervision towards the LCSW due to her many years of experience teaching Clinical Social Work Practice at colleges in and around the Philadelphia area, combined with her extensive and varied clinical practice. Supervision with Lara will focus on clinical excellence, integrating theory and clinical practice, supporting bereavement, and living losses in diverse client populations, treating trauma, creative healing techniques, Narrative Therapy, and the Internal Family Systems Model of Care.

LCSW Supervision Group

Who: LSW social workers looking to achieve their LCSW. This group will have no more than 6 members.

When:  Every other Tuesday 1 to 2 PM.   

Where: Zoom until it is safe to meet in the office again, then our group will meet in Philadelphia, PA.

Cost: $60 per group with a minimum of a 3-month commitment required to join.

 

New members accepted until the group fills-- space is limited and filling fast so contact Lara here today to see if this group is a good fit for you!

IFS Supervision

Whether you are passionate about IFS or intrigued and want to learn more, Lara is a fully IFS certified therapist who loves to help professionals grow in their IFS journey. Lara’s goal is to help professionals be the best IFS practitioners they can be and to support their growth as humans—one part at a time! Lara offers both individual and group IFS supervision. Please contact Lara here today to learn more!

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Portland Institute for Loss and Transition

Lara Krawchuk, MSW, LCSW, MPH is a proud member of the faculty for the Portland Institute for Loss and Transition, which was founded by Director Robert A. Neimeyer, PhD in May 2018. Offering both onsite and online training in grief therapy leading toward Certification in Meaning Reconstruction and Loss, the Portland Institute provides accessible and affordable professional, postgraduate training in grief therapy for students and practitioners in the mental health professions. The Portland Institute offers a wide variety of training programs, ranging from skill-building experiential workshops and practicum coaching sessions to mentoring and readings courses. As a member of the Portland Institute faculty, Lara provides onsite workshops, practicum coaching, session evaluation, and feedback on assignments of reading reflections.
 

For more information, please visit www.portlandinstitute.org

 Past Portland Institute trainings with Lara

 

Circles of Care: The Gift of Facilitating End of Life Discussions

 

Format: Webinar available as asynchronous learning opportunity

Cost: $99

Note:  Attendance of the live training session confers credit of 1 Case Study leading to Certification in Grief Therapy as Meaning Reconstruction or Certification in Family-Focused Grief Therapy.

 

For more information and to register please visit https://www.portlandinstitute.org/gift-of-facilitating-eol-discussions

 

Facing the end of a life is full of losses. Professional care providers have a responsibility to guide families facing end of life, but often feel ill equipped for this intimate and demanding role. Together, we will explore how to utilize relevant grief-related concepts, such as anticipatory grief, chronic sorrow, nonfinite loss, the Dual Process Model and meaning making in a palliative care context, and how to support families undergoing such difficult transitions. We will follow a compelling case study to explore how to gently address the many challenges that families face and will practice our helping skills in breakout sessions. We will explore the power of creative intervention, such as the crafting of musical playlists, to assist families in navigating a loved one’s final days. Key to this work is building circles of care both between community-based experts, families, and medical teams on the one hand, and within the family system on the other. Finally, we will consider the impact of this work on our own lives by discussing compassion fatigue, parallel process, and the gift of post traumatic growth.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss our professional responsibility to support end of life discussions.

  • Summarize strategies for effective end of life discussions to be applied to an actual case study.

  • Practice skills for supporting families at end of life.

  • Describe the gift of working at the end of life on our own personal and professional lives.

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Professional Retreats

When Helping Hurts

New Dates Coming in 2022– Click here to sign up for our professional email list (link to sign up) to be the first to know about our next Professional Retreat and more!

Witnessing intense client pain, navigating stressful workplaces, and managing hectic personal lives places helping professionals at risk for compassion fatigue and burnout. Please join Lara Krawchuk, MSW, LCSW, MPH for a unique, healing retreat in beautiful Chester County. Together we will review the root causes of compassion fatigue and practice creative self-care techniques. We will end the day rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to return to our lives. Skills practiced are applicable to use with a variety of clients. Give this gift of self-care today!

Self-Care practice opportunities include: 

  • Journaling for Healing

  • Mindfulness Meditation 

  • Guided Imagery

  • Healing Rituals 

  • Self-Care Planning

Who: This retreat is open to all helping professionals with the desire to deeply explore issues of compassion fatigue and self-care.

When/where: New Dates Coming in 2022!

Retreat Cost: TBA

CEU Cost: Participants will pay NASW-PA for CEUs directly after the event. Cost: $15 member, $25 non-member

CEUs: 5 CEUs will be available to those who attend. Note: while all helping professionals are warmly welcome, currently CEUs are only available for PA MSW, MFT, and LPC. 

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When Helping Hurts: Compassion Fatigue Support Group for Helping Professionals

This is an online drop-in group using wisdom circles, creativity, internal family systems, and mindfulness principles to facilitate our healing as healing/helping professionals as we navigate helping others through this global pandemic. All helpers and healers welcome! We will offer a generous sliding fee scale for helpers on the front lines!  


What: Drop-in group for helping/healing professionals feeling fatigued, distressed, sad, or overwhelmed

When: TBA

Cost$25-- sliding fee available!

RSVP required and space is limited. Please complete our contact form to inquire today!

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