Spirits of the Holidays: Home, trauma,and healing (3 CEU - 3 contact hours - Category I -$45)

This workshop embraces the spiritual and clinical aspects of the holidays to address histories of trauma.

The holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry, filled with “doing” and “saying” the right things, being “cheery” and full of “cheer,” facing family and relatives with whom much remain unresolved. For many, it is a tough time to navigate. Occasionally home is where trauma lives. At times the spirit of the holidays is filled with histories of trauma.

This workshop embraces the spiritual and clinical aspects of the holiday. It is designed to recognize the importance of recognizing histories of trauma, spiritual wellness, and the resilience of urban communities. It employs urban social work to assist clinicians in working with clients to:

  • Recognize, discuss and address spiritual/religious views, values, and rituals around the holidays
  • Create a “road map” plan for holiday events and traditions, balancing the anticipated happiness and potential stress.
  • Set mindful boundaries for themselves and families concerning self-care, e.g., nutrition, exercise, consumerism, spiritual engagement.

Presenter: Linda Darrell, PhD, has 30+ years of experience, expertise, and academic preparation in the field of clinical social work. She is currently employed as an Associate Professor at Morgan State University. She has practiced in major medical facilities such as The Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, Stony Brook Medical Center in Stony Brook, Long Island, and Chippenham Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Darrell specializes in grief and loss, trauma, chronic, and end of life care for adults and children. Dr. Darrell has provided spiritually focused counseling services at The New Psalmist Baptist Church. Dr. Darrell, is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Work at Morgan State University. She completed her doctorate at Smith College School for Social Work in Clinical Social Work.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 10:00am to 1:00pm

University Student Center, 212
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251

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Health & Wellness





School of Social Work

##spirituality #mentalhealth #healing

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Laurens Van Sluytman

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