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Healing from the Tornado: Community Healing for Responders

Jan 13, 2022 to Jan 13, 2022 7 - 8pm

Date: Thursday 1/13
Time: 7-8p
Age Group: Adults 18+

Program Format: In-Person in the UDPL Auditorium

Description: Presented by Upper Dublin Mental Health First Aid. The tornado associated with Hurricane Ida ripped through our neighborhoods and left our landscapes and lives changed in its wake. After trees are removed, houses begin repairs and school and work re-stabilize, you may notice that there are still emotional scars that have yet to heal.

You are doing amazing work to help the community through an unprecedented time. You connected with the community and played an important role in its healing. You also saw tragedy and pain firsthand. Although there is beauty in the power of giving back, it can also be overwhelming to take in countless stories and images of devastation. If you find it difficult to shift away from those memories, are feeling emotionally fatigued or angry, or lost a sense of purpose, please come join us to learn about vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. What are they? How do they affect us? What can we do? There will be a presentation followed by question-and-answer period.

Instructors:
Shoshana Wortman Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has a private practice in Blue Bell, PA. She specializes in trauma and anxiety among other areas, and works with children, teens, and adults. Dr. Wortman is also a consulting supervisor for Victim Services Center of Montgomery County. She earned her doctorate at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. She has been practicing psychology for over 15 years and is a member of the Upper Dublin community.

Nichole Robinson, LPC earned her Master Degree in Clinical Psychology and Counseling from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA and is a licensed professional counselor practicing in Upper Dublin, PA. She has extensive training in trauma and focuses her work on treating PTSD and other trauma related issues. She is experienced working with first responders and front line individuals such as medical professionals, educators, other helpers related to disaster and crisis response. Nichole resides in Upper Dublin, PA with her husband and children.

Registration: Online registration required. Click here to register.

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