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Thu, Aug 26


Island Park

Self-Care: An Ethical Imperative for Mental Health Providers

Retreat-Style Training for Mental Health Providers and Helping Professionals

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Self-Care: An Ethical Imperative for Mental Health Providers
Self-Care: An Ethical Imperative for Mental Health Providers

Time & Location

Aug 26, 2021, 6:00 PM – Aug 29, 2021, 1:00 PM

Island Park, Island Park, ID, USA

About the event

Did you know that self-care is a professional super power?! The ability to physically, emotionally, and mentally self-regulate increases resilience and promotes sustained care-giving capacity. Mental health providers are at high risk of burnout and compassion fatigue due to the emotional demands of the profession, and the challenges of the past 18 months have only increased this risk. Retreat to this beautiful lakeside cabin in Island Park for an enriching, restorative weekend with your colleagues in mental health as you learn about the research, ethical imperative, and practice of professional self-care.

This retreat-style training features experiential workshops designed to:

  • Introduce the Professional Quality of Life Measure (ProQOL)
  • Understand the relationship between distress and professional impairment
  • Learn about how chronic work-related stress impacts well-being and leads to burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Learn about the physiological stress cycle and how to complete it for sustained health and wellbeing
  • Explore the concept of therapeutic presence as a foundation for ethical practice
  • Learn and practice skills for strengthening self-awareness, self-regulation, and therapeutic presence


  • Daily Yoga Practice
  • Guided Meditations
  • Sense and Savor Dinner with appetizers, main course, dessert, wine
  • Experiential learning sessions facilitated by Bonnie Horsburgh, LCSW
  • PEACE Discussion
  • Outdoor activities: swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, boating, evening campfires


  • Lodging: This spacious cabin features 7 bedrooms and 4.5 baths
  • Meals: Thursday dinner through Sunday lunch; Snacks; Beverages (sparking water, coffee, tea, wine)
  • Activities: Daily mindful movement, evening campfires, all workshops
  • Materials: handouts, journal, all workshop supplies
  • Continuing Education:  This training has been approved by the Idaho Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.  This event will include at least 15 continuing education hours, including 3.0 hours of ethics training. A certificate of completion will be provided.


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Payment Options

Single Payment $725 - Save $25 with this option.

Payment Plan $750 - Secure your spot with a $250 deposit.  The balance of $500 can be paid in two installments of $250 each, due on or before July 1, 2021 and August 15, 2021. (THIS PAYMENT OPTION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE) 


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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Deposits are non-refundable. The remainder of your paid registration fee will be refunded if you cancel up to one month prior to the start date of the retreat.  After that date refunds will be considered on a compassionate basis only and are not guaranteed.  Single-pay payments will be refunded according to the same timeline, minus $250. If the event is canceled by the facilitator all paid registration fees will be returned.


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