This course is eligible for one hour of CE/CME for MDs, PAs, NPs, RNs, LPNs, LVNs, Social Workers, and Long Term Care Administrators.
In this session, participants will have the opportunity learn how journaling can be a powerful self-care tool. Merle R. Saferstein will help those who attend explore and better understand the emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits of journaling. She will demonstrate how writing in a journal helps individuals nourish their self-care, which involves caring for and nurturing one’s whole self. Ms. Saferstein will demonstrate how writing down and expressing one’s thoughts and feelings helps one to understand them more clearly.
When dealing with difficult situations such as trauma, we often tend to store the issue deep within. Writing in a journal is a way to bring to light and unleash some of those most difficult experiences. In her book Memorial Drive by Natasha Trethewey, she wrote, “Cognitive theorists suggest that speaking about trauma or writing about it may help heal the fissure in the fabric of selfhood brought on by the event. I think now that’s why my mother gave me the diary. She knew that I was hurting, that her situation had upset me; I had told her so. The diary gave me a crucial outlet.”
Merle R. Saferstein will explain how journaling is a way to process and record, to center oneself, and to keep one mindful and in the present—all of which are important tools when working with individuals experiencing trauma and other painful experiences. She will also talk about the joys of journaling. In this hands-on session, she will provide the participants with several journaling opportunities.
If you have questions about this course please email CommunityEducation@accentcare.com.
AccentCare #1237, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AccentCare maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 1/20/2022-1/20/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1 hour of continuing education credits.
AccentCare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider #P0355.
This activity is pending approval for one hour of CME via the American Academy of Family Physicians.
This activity is approved for one hour of CE via the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards