Emotional Resilience for Clinicians

August 19, 2020 @ 5:00PM — 8:00PM

A Workshop on the Neuroscience of Resilience

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We are experiencing profound health, economic, and mental health crises that have also laid bare profound racial inequities. Therapists are holding the trauma, emotional dysregulation, changes in mood, and the reactivation of previous grief and trauma for their clients while simultaneously experiencing many of those same stressors.

This experiential workshop facilitated by Dr. Caron Post, Ph.D. and Dr. Perrin Elisha, Ph.D. will review the neuroscience of stress, trauma, and resilience to help us, as mental health professionals, to build tools to stay resilient and expand our capacity for growth and transformation during this extraordinary time. Join us as we begin to track and speak to the shared traumas, cultural and social intersectionalities, and work toward therapist self-care.

Continuing education for this workshop is sponsored by Wellnest, formerly Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic. Wellnest is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. This course meets criteria for 3 continuing education credits for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs and LEPs.


As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the three components of polyvagal theory
  • List and describe the 3 evolutionary hierarchical parts of the nervous system
  • Demonstrate 2 practices to access ventral vagal state (calm/connected)
  • Describe and utilize technique for scanning and tending to loneliness
  • Implement 2 somatic based emotion-befriending practices to tolerate distress
  • Analyze their own intersectionality with the Black Lives Matter movement and concurrent pandemic issues
  • Describe 3 ways to co-regulate when social distancing


Caron Post, Ph.D.

Caron Post is a clinical psychologist and consultant with a private psychotherapy practice in Los Angeles. She was the Founding Executive Director of Maternal Mental Health NOW and past recipient of The Los Angeles Psychological Association’s Distinguished Service to the Community, Diversity and Social Justice Award. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University.

Perrin Elisha, Ph.D.

Dr. Elisha is a psychologist and psychoanalyst specializing in the treatment of mind/body integration issues including eating disorders, somatization, and addictions as see in her book, The Conscious Body: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Body in Therapy. She organized and taught in the Los Angeles Eating Disorders Study Center, devoted to advanced training for clinicians working with eating disorders and addictions from a psychoanalytic perspective. She maintains a private practice in Aspen, Colorado and via videoconferencing.

For questions or additional information, please contact Anna King, Clinical Training Specialist at anna@maternalmentalhealthnow.org.