Workshops and Events

Friday, December 14, 2018 - Release of Empathic Distress: Art Therapy


Presenter:  Cynthia Wilson, MA, ATR-BC, PhD Candidate; Unique Imaging 


Course Description: For those who work in the healing professions, the physical, psychological and emotional demands often generate anxiety, stagnation, frustration, apathy, and vicarious trauma/empathetic distress. Caregivers are often profoundly affected by the magnitude and severity of work related stress. This workshop will briefly touch on the opportunity to identify, release and heal the stress associated with very demanding clinical work and work settings. Didactic information and self-assessments, along with the creative arts, will allow attendees to rediscover and redefine the dedication, passion, and hope that often becomes lost in an overload of difficult and exhausting cases, regulations, and paper work. Through the use of art media and creative arts techniques, participants will engage in the creative process as a method of expression, discovery and healing. The workshop content is designed to prevent exposure to traumatic material and to heal the body-mind-spirit. All activities and level of participation are optional, designed for privacy, safety, rejuvenation, and healing. No art skill needed.  

 Educational Objective: Increase participants’ ability to identify, release and heal stress using art therapy.                               

                                                                                                                       Course Objectives: 

1. Participants will be able to define empathetic distress and describe the symptoms and contributing factors of empathetic distress.

2. Participants will be able to describe the personal and professional impact of empathetic distress on clients, clinicians, and/or institutions.

3. Participants will be able to describe 2 treatment/prevention strategies and 2 awareness tools/techniques for empathetic distress for the self and the workplace. 

CEU Certificates: will be awarded to participants directly following the conclusion of the program

Target Audience: Students, Marriage and Family Therapist Interns, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselors.  This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s and LPCC’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Delta Stockton CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, IMFT’s, ACSW’s, LCSW’s and LPCC’s. Delta Stockton CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Registration and further information including special accommodations or grievances: send email to Barbara McBroom at or call her at 209-478-8720

Workshops are held at the Stockton Golf and Country Club, which is located at 3800 Country Club Blvd in Stockton. The meetings are the 2nd Friday of each month from September to June, from 10am to noon. Participants may earn 2 CEU's. Lunch is available afterwards. 

Workshops are free to members (exceptions for longer workshops). Non-members pay $5 to attend (or $15 if they wish CEU's).  Please register by e-mail to, or call 209-478-8720.

Upcoming Workshops

Jan. 11, 2019: "Basics of Physiological Transition Options for Transgender Persons" Presented by Finley Terhune, AMFT; Gender Health Center

June 14, 2019: "The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes"; Legal & Ethical Training (6 hours) Presented by Dave Jensen, JD; CAMFT

TBD: EFT for Couples

          Play Therapy

          Psychopharmacology Update

Dave Jensen's June 14 Law & Ethics Workshop

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