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Self-Care for Psychotherapists

Posted on Apr, 18 2012


Self-Care for Psychotherapists
April 18, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Registration Fee $99

Spirit Room
111 Broadway North
Fargo, ND

Each trade has its tools. For the mental health profession, the most important tool at the practitioner’s disposal is the practitioner herself. Unfortunately, oftentimes we don’t either take the time or have the knowledge to understand how to keep that tool sharp. Self-Care for Psychotherapists will focus on the strategies shown by research to be effective for sharpening the blade of the therapist herself. These strategies include keeping the body healthy, nurturing relationships outside of work, and cognitive restructuring. The workshop itself is designed to provide an environment fostering self-care for the therapist.

  • Introduce and define therapist self-care
  • Explain the reasons for its importance
  • Examine various self-care strategies that research has shown to be effective
  • Complete practice exercises
  • Develop a plan of self-care strategies tailored to one’s individual needs


To register, please follow this link. Pre-registration is required prior to Wednesday, April 11.
Registration for this event is $99.

CEU Information:

This workshop is 5.5 contact hours.
CEUs have been approved for NBCC Counselors and ND Social Workers.  (Individuals should check with their own governing boards in advance regarding their particular CEU requirements/applicability). CEU registration forms will be made available at the conference.


Nichole Parkhouse, Psy. D.

Nichole Parkhouse, Psy. D. has a part-time private practice at the Family Institute in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where she treats adolescents and adults who have depression, anxiety, and substance abuse issues. She also works with couples and families. Additionally, she teaches for the University of Mary in their Master of Science in Counseling Program. She completed her residency on the Inpatient Eating Disorders Unit at Sanford Health in January of 2010. In 2009, she completed her internship at Southeast Human Service Center, which recently became accredited by the American Psychological Association. She graduated with her Doctor of Psychology degree from Argosy University, Twin Cities, in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in couples and family therapy in 2009.

Detailed Schedule:

9:00 a.m.‐ 4:00 p.m. - Presentation

12:00 p.m. ‐ 1:00 p.m. - Lunch (included in registration)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa McNamara at 701-231-5376 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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