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Self-Care for the Social Worker:  A Practice in Self-Compassion

FYI: This is the notice of my upcoming workshop. This is open to the public and particularly helpful to those in the helping professions. I am excited to share some of the things I have been thinking about lately. Come check it out!images-4

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Society for Clinical Social Work


“Self-Care for the Social Worker: 
A Practice in Self-Compassion”


Diana C. Brawley, LCSW, MDiv, ThM

Diana C. Brawley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 29 years of experience in couple and individual counseling. Currently, she is the founder of the Counseling Ministry of Charlottesville where she sees adolescents to adults. Diana holds advanced degrees in Social Work, Ethics, and Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary the University of Georgia. She also works alongside the Center for Courage & Renewal as a Courage Facilitator where she leads retreats focusing on self-compassion, forgiveness, and vocational renewal. Diana has many written articles in her field and presented papers for both the VASCSW and VA-NSAW. She makes her home in Charlottesville with her husband Neal and their two children.

Friday, January 19th, 2018

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel
990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Please direct your RSVP and inquiries about membership to Sandy Chang at

This workshop provides 2 hours of Continuing Education.

No charge to VSCSW members.
Cost to non-members is $35.

Workshop Description:
This presentation on self-care for the social worker will examine the need for daily care of the clinician. The threat of burnout and effects of secondary trauma is real. We will use the mindful work of Dr. Kristen Neff on self-compassion to guide our practice of self-care.

Workshop Learning Objectives:
1. Review and define self-care, its relevance and clinical significance
2. Examine the practice of self-compassion in the preventing burnout, reduction of internalized secondary trauma.
3. Receive practical methods of self-care and mindful self-compassion

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