Posts Tagged ‘counselors’
Friday, May 24th, 2013
An Introduction to Workplace Bullying: For Mental Health Practitioners
We designed this brand new DVD with two goals in mind: to help Targets of workplace bullying and to train mental health professionals about this challenging topic. It is the perfect introductory training for mental health professionals.
It gives Targets the power to teach their counselors about workplace bullying. As a bullied target, you can watch this video alongside your therapist and learn about the phenomenon together, during a single session. Don’t blame your therapist for not understanding workplace bullying. There are not many professionals out there that have experience with the phenomenon. In a 2013 WBI Instant Poll only 29.7% of Mental Health Professionals had a complete understanding of workplace bullying.
Bullied targets are a challenging clinical population, in part due to the recurring trauma and marked isolation they endure. And, while a significant body of research links workplace bullying to physical, mental, social, and economic health harm for the bullied target, there is a paucity of mental health professionals specially trained to work with this phenomenon.
In this video, Jessi Eden Brown, an experienced, licensed mental health therapist and the Professional Coach for WBI, shows clinicians the pitfalls many therapists fall into when helping Targets of workplace bullying and sharing advice about how best to support those hurting. Viewers will learn how to recognize the signs and address the symptoms of workplace bullying in their clients. Ms. Brown skillfully imparts the unique treatment considerations associated with counseling bullied, describes how to recognize the signs and address the symptoms of workplace bullying in their clients, and offers practitioners an assortment of resources for supporting clients.
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
Since 2008, WBI founders have periodically offered intensive, interactive, small-group training for mental health counselors, human resources professionals, attorneys, trainers and consultants. All have sought to either establish a new practice or expand an existing one to include a specialization in workplace bullying. It is a 3-day training called Workplace Bullying University. Sessions are held in Bellingham, Washington.
The next University is June 15-17 for general professional audiences.