November 17, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Online continuing education workshop

Pro Bono Counseling Project

2021 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar

Family Caregivers: Addressing the Support They Need

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Online Workshop – One (1) CE Credit

Fee: $15/person

FREE for Active PBCP Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenter: Kate Washington, PhD

Course Description: Unpaid family caregivers, who number more than 53 million in the U.S. today, are largely unsupported by social safety nets. Consequently, they suffer from high levels of stress, isolation, and burnout; receive minimal training and little recognition for their difficult and important work; and face financial strain and job loss that disproportionately affects women and communities of color, who make up the majority of caregivers.

This workshop offers clinicians with an overview of caregiving in the U.S. today, with insights for working with populations facing the stressors associated with family caregiving.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, the participant will:

• Identify 5 key stressors that challenge unpaid family caregivers

• List the demographic groups most likely to be impacted by caregiving

• Describe the financial, social, and emotional difficulties that lead to caregiver burnout

• Prepare resources and plan interventions to offer caregivers

Presenter Bio:

Kate Washington is the author of Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout In America (Beacon Press, 2021) and the dining critic for The Sacramento Bee. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, Eater, Avidly, Southwest, The Washington Post, Catapult, and many other publications. Formerly associate food editor at Sunset and a contributing writer for Sactown Magazine, she also holds a Ph.D. in Victorian literature from Stanford University. Washington lives in Sacramento with her husband and two daughters. Find her online at kawashington.com or on Twitter @washingtonkate.

Workshop registrants will receive a code prior to the webinar to log on to Zoom and participate in the online session.

IMPORTANT: Attendance will be monitored. Participants must be logged on to the meeting by the workshop start time and participate in the entire event in order to earn CE credit.

The Pro Bono Counseling Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pro Bono Counseling Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Maryland Boards of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors and Therapists certify that this program meets the criteria for one (1) credit hour of continuing education for social workers (Category 1), professional counselors, and therapists (Category A) licensed in Maryland.

CE credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops and completed evaluation forms for those sessions. Attendance is monitored. Credit will not be granted to registrants who log on late or depart early from a session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.