Spirituality in Health Care Conference 2017

Prevent Secondary Stress — PRACTICE SELF-CARE

Thursday, April 20, 2017 – Chiara Center, 4875 Laverna Road, Springfield, IL 62707

Conference Objectives
• Identify causes and symptoms of chronic and acute secondary stress in health care providers
• Recognize the manifestations and dangers of chronic and acute secondary stress
• Apply techniques to promote mindfulness and self-care in health care providers

Conference Speakers

  • Dr. Robert J. Wicks is a faculty member at Loyola University Maryland. He received his doctorate in Psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital. His major area of expertise is the prevention of secondary stress which encompasses the pressures encountered in reaching out to others. He integrates sound psychology and spiritual truths to set the stage for profound personal transformation. Dr. Wicks has presented extensively on secondary stress to a variety of audiences including NATO, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Harvard Children’s Hospital, the FBI Academy, U.S. Bureau of Prisons, and care givers and relief workers from South Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia, Rwanda and Northern Ireland.
  • Stephen Dynako is a Certified HeartMath Practitioner. He received his MA in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. Previously, he was a hospital chaplain at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and a lay chaplain at Unity churches in the Chicagoland area. His secular experience in the corporate world includes various leadership, program management and risk management roles in the media, technology and finance industries.

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Continuing Education

Human Services Education Council will provide 5.5 hours of continuing education for the following licensed professionals in attendance:  Social Workers (LSW, LCSW); Professional Counselors (LPC, LCPC); Family and Marriage Therapists (MFT, LMFT); and Psychologists.