“Maintaining a Healthy Use of Self”
This half-day workshop provides an overview of boundaries, highlighting where the personal and professional intersect, sometimes causing good people to make poor choices in regard to client interactions. Experiential exercises help participants to truly understand boundary issues and create a ‘trip wire’ for themselves and as a team to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for staff and clients. The workshop is presented within the correctional context, highlighting the interaction of residential living, client symptomology (PTSD, BPD) and personal challenges we as staff may all experience in the course of our work.
Heather Kerr holds a BA in Psychology/Law & Criminology and a Masters of Social Work Degree. She has over 25 years’ experience, specializing in addictions, concurrent disorders and PTSD. She has worked extensively in provincial and federal corrections. Heather teaches at Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Heather has been the Executive Director of Stonehenge Therapeutic Community for over 13 years. Heather designed and implemented programming for trauma survivors at Grand Valley Institution for Women. She has provided training for Correctional Services Canada as well as various halfway houses across Ontario. Heather often tailors training specifically to meet the needs of CRFs with high risk offenders. Heather also completes organizational program audits; most recently for E. Fry Greater Vancouver (Women’s Residential Program) and E. Fry of Peel Halton (Open Custody Youth Facility).
Full Day Workshop – $1,500
Half Day Workshop – $800 (Two half day workshops can be combined for a full day fee of $1,500)
Handouts – $125 (Colour PowerPoint slides and other materials)
Mileage – $0.50/km
Meals – $25 (applicable to full day training only)
Accommodations – $250 (where applicable)