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A Question of Care: Clinician Wellbeing

  • March 10, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 150, Concord, NH 03301 or Remote via Zoom
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A 4-hour training with Heather McMahon, LCMHC, MLADC, CMIP

March 10, 2023

8:30am - 12:45pm

PRESENTATION: The work you do matters, and you matter! Daily stressors of client care can generate emotional, physical, professional, interpersonal, and spiritual distress. Clinician wellness directly influences the ability to engage meaningfully with our clients. This training will explore the value of Self-Care beyond the basics. Participants will learn how to expand, protect, and preserve their emotional, physical, professional, and spiritual health.  This presentation will equip you with various self-care strategies, including identifying and managing perceived stressors that influence professional and personal health. If you are a clinician in recovery, there is an additional unique need to employ health-promoting self-care practices. When we take care of ourselves, we will likely experience a renewed sense of meaning in our work. This training offers practical, sustainable strategies to begin, revive, or redesign one’s self-care practice—thus, a healthier balance in care for self and others.


Following this training, participants will be able to: 

    1.      Identify obstacles to implementing regular self-care.

    2.      Identify the variety of factors that could lead to a lack of self-care.

    3.      Understand the framework in which change occurs concerning self-care.

    4.      Learn how to prioritize and utilize individualized types of self-care.

    5.      Identify vulnerabilities in recovery that require personal wellness/self-care.

    6.      Create/revitalize one’s self-care practice.

      ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Heather McMahon LCMHC, MLADC, has worked with individuals and families in various settings for over 30 years. For the past 12 years, she has operated a successful private practice, compassionately guiding clients to emotional, physical, and spiritual health. She is continually in awe at the bravery and strength her clients tap into as they transform their lives from Surviving to Thriving! Heather has recently opened “Creating You Coaching” as a Wellness Mindset, and Solution Coach.

      Heather received an Associate degree from NHTI in Human Services, a Bachelor of Science, Self-Design: Adolescent and Family Services from College for Lifelong Learning (now Granite State College) and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling from Antioch University New England.

      Her extensive experience includes working with youth, their families, professionals, and groups. She is trained and experienced in early childhood education, youth mentoring, mediation, couples counseling, wellness education, public speaking, and as a former provider for the Department of Juvenile Justice and The Division for Children, Youth, and Families. Heather has worked with local coalitions, overseas medical outreach, and several school districts presenting prevention education related to relationship violence, addiction, suicide prevention, and wellness. In addition, Heather has a 10-year history as a sought-after Adjunct Instructor within the University System of NH and private education settings specializing in over 14 different Psychology and Sociology courses.

      Heather enjoys time with friends and family (she has seven brothers)! She also enjoys live music and being outdoors. Heather found wellness and balance in her life after years of self-destructive behaviors. Her hobbies include refinishing and building furniture, quilt making, cooking, and hosting the “Creating You” podcast.

      REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members:  $40;   *Non-Members $50;   *NBCC add $5.  For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or training@nhadaca.org


      4 Contact Hours Available
      CRSW Performance Domains: 4
      LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7

      CPS Domains: 6 
      NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
      NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

      PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

      This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.


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