Date & Time: October 16 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

This Workshop takes clinicians (and other mental health providers) on a journey where they discover the revolutionary new skill that has been missing from their wheelhouse. 

Course Description

The workshop teaches an important, often disregarded tool that will allow your clients to enhance their capacity to cope with life’s challenges, as well as to build and sustain resilience. One of the most powerful (and misunderstood) tools for ameliorating the devastating effects of self comparison, envy and shame; Self-Compassion has been proven to be effective in reducing the troubling need for perfectionism, thereby enhancing self-worth, improving daily functioning and overall well-being.

We will debunk the myths around self-compassion (for instance: that it leads selfishness, weakness, or impairs motivation). Research will be presented that reveals the truth about this revolutionary source for coping. Additionally, skills for managing difficult emotions, unhelpful thinking patterns & lack of motivation will be taught. Special attention and adaptations will be paid to the treatment of individuals living with chronic stress and survivors of trauma.

This Workshop is highly interactive and will consist of a didactic component, as well as experiential, interactive exercises and breakout rooms for practicing interventions.

CEs: 3 

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will understand the three key components of self compassion (kindness versus judgment; common humanity versus isolation and mindfulness versus identification).
  • Participants will explore the difference between self-compassion and self esteem and finally achieve a greater ability to support clients in their shift from comparison to others toward acceptance of the self, regardless of their perceived successes or “failures.”
  • Participants will enhance their own skill set & confidence in their own ability to incorporate these practices with their clients, as well as themselves (reducing caregiver burnout).

Tuition Rates

  • $80 – Regular
  • $60 – Alumni, FI, Adjunct
  • $45- VET

Current AUSSW Students Free with Promo Code

Faculty Bio

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Ellen Blaufox, LCSW-R

Ellen Blaufox, LCSW-R is a licensed, clinical, social worker with more than 25 years of experience and expertise working with children, adolescents, adults and families who live with chronic stress, psychiatric illness, and are survivors of trauma. Currently in private practice, Ms. Blaufox was Clinical Director of the Mann and Goldsmith Residential Psychiatric Treatment Facilities at the Jewish Board, for more than ten years. During her time at the Jewish Board, Ellen had the opportunity to participate as a Core Team Member in the National Child Traumatic Study Network Learning Collaborative with the founders of Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is an experienced TF-CBT practitioner, supervisor and consultant. Additionally, Ellen was a Core Team Member of the implementation of the Sanctuary Model on the Westchester Campus of the Jewish Board where she led multi-disciplinary teams in the adaptation and implementation of the Sanctuary Model from an adult modality to address the needs of adolescent populations. She also collaborated with the Creators of SPARCS (Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress) in implementation of a pilot program for the Jewish Board. Ms. Blaufox is in private practice in Westchester, NY.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • NYSED Social Workers
  • CASAC Renewal
  • APA Psychology, pending NYSED Psychology

ACE Approved Provider of Continuing Education Contact Hours

Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development, #1786, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development maintain responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/03/2022 – 03/03/206. ACE is not an approved Continuing Education Provider in the states of New York and West Virginia unless the event is outside of West VA. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved NYSED CE provider in New York State.

55 states/jurisdictions accept ACE-approved provider CE contact hours. Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance.

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

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