*This is not a CEU event.

About our Free Support Group series for Mental Health Professionals: 

Burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma are on the rise for mental health professionals. The importance of self-care, peer-support, and community are evident for those working in the field. We must attend to our own needs in order to best support the clients and communities that we work with. This workshops series (every month) will focus on validating the experience of mental health professionals and cultivating vicarious post-traumatic growth – the phenomenon of professionals growing (personally and professionally) as a result of working with clients who have experienced trauma and adversity. These workshops are open to anyone who is a mental health professional (therapists, social workers, supervisors, caseworkers, support staff, administrators, educators, marketers, etc.). Each session will be facilitated by a Phoenix Center staff member employing various experiential group processes to promote peer support, connection, and restoration.

All participants must register in advance!

Space is limited to 25 participants per workshop. If you are no longer able to attend a workshop, please email us at support@phoenixtraumacenter.com within 72 hours’ notice so we can notify other participants in our waiting list of availability. Spots are first come, first serve basis.

July’s workshop: Employing a Peer-Counseling Model

Led by Brian Gallagher, MSW, LSW, is a Phoenix Center trauma therapist who first learned peer-counseling as a high school student at the age of 16. He has practiced this profound process since then, as both a client and a counselor, and understands some key things about how we get hurt and how we heal.

Date & Time: Monday September 12, 2022, from 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy, 524 N. Providence Road Media PA 19063 (in lower floor event space)

Registration required: Space is limited to 25 participants. Please email us if you are not able to attend so we can provide your spot to someone else. Register here! 

*Please note that all participants will be required to wear a mask while in the building due to the rising covid-19 cases in Delaware County and the Philadelphia area. Covid policies are subject to change based on changes in covid-19 cases leading up to the date of the event.

More information on Employing a Peer-Counseling Model workshop: 

Professional Healing Partnerships (PHPs) are relationships in which therapeutic professionals exchange listening time with one another to help each other more deeply process the vicarious trauma they experience in their practice. Using a unique, trauma-informed peer-counseling model that understands our innate physiological healing mechanisms, PHPs allow people to deliberately and responsibly engage cathartic and restorative processes to release physical and emotional tension, leaving them with more free, relaxed attention for their work and relationships.