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Working Safely with People With Problems

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October 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Working Safely with People With Problems:
Self-Preservation and Self-Care for Helping Professionals

Thursday, October 12, 2017  | 7:00 to 8:30 PM


How can we realistically evaluate the occasional dangers that may arise in the course of trying to help people?  What are the specific concerns associated with initial interviews, referrals, ongoing treatment and termination? What emotional vulnerabilities in therapists and other caregivers may interfere with their ability to recognize when they are facing the possibility of risks (1) to their physical safety in some cases and (2) to their emotional well-being?  This workshop invites discussion of specific suggestions for promoting self-awareness, self-protection, self-care and long-term well-being in those involved in treating people with emotional and behavioral problems.

Eugene Goldwater, M.D., Cert. Psya. is on the faculty of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and has over thirty years experience  teaching and as a psychoanalyst and supervisor.  He is also a board certified psychiatrist and has worked in multiple settings including mental health clinics where he has worked with patients with the full range of psychiatric disorders. He has also worked in forensics, consulting with police departments and others over safety issues and other risk factors with patients.  In all of these roles he has a strong focus on safety issues, and has a special interest training  new or inexperienced clinicians   developing  skills to help them recognize safety issues and to intervene therapeutically and promote safety and self care for themselves and patients.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

7:00 to 8:30 PM

1.5 CE Credits/Clock Hours


Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss how to realistically evaluate possible dangers that may arise in caring professions.
  2. Discuss what may interfere with the ability to recognize possible difficulties or risks.
  3. Discuss specific ideas for promoting self-awareness and self-care.



October 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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