Date & Time: Mondays, 7:00- 8:00 p.m. Beginning February 1, 2021
Cost: Pay what you can! (suggested donation, if financially able, $20 per session).
Virtual Zoom meeting
Graduate social work students face challenges specific to the social work curriculum. This year, COVID-19 and heightened political stress have magnified these experiences for many, leading to high levels of burnout and exhaustion. Join this free support group as we collectively encounter and transform these challenges. Some topics include:
- attending to burnout and compassion fatigue
- preserving personal relationships in the midst of overwhelming school and field demands
- managing relationships with supervisors and oppressive systems
- navigating ethical conundrums as interns
- the effects of COVID-19 upon academic, professional, and personal relationships
Group facilitators will use experiential and somatic techniques to build relationships, process shared experiences of burnout and frustration, and help students transform their experiences. Membership will be capped at 12 people. The group will meet through the spring semester, with an option to extend through finals.
If you are interested in joining this peer support group, please contact us at 484-440-9416. Katharine will schedule a short call with each participant to assess eligibility.
Katharine Miller Walsh is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, where she is pursuing her master’s degree in social work. She has been helping people recover from addiction for nearly a decade. Since beginning her training in experiential trauma therapy, Katharine has served on clinical teams for multi-day experiential trauma therapy workshops, and completed specialized training in addictions, relational trauma, grief and loss, and post-traumatic growth. She has completed over 130 hours of training in experiential trauma therapy. Katharine is a gifted and empathetic clinician, whose careful listening and respect for clients’ unique stories creates space for growth and transformation. Her background in philosophy and theology grounds her clinical orientation in an attitude of curiosity, openness, and mindfulness. In addition to experiential methods, Katharine’s practice utilizes cultural wisdom found in poetry, art, literature, spiritual teachings, and liberatory praxis. Katharine is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, where she is pursuing her master’s degree in social work. Learn more about Katharine in her bio page.