Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide
ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
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When we work with other human beings, it is inevitable that we will be triggered at one time or another. A
trigger has been likened to “emotional shrapnel”, and can serve as a guidepost to what still needs healing within
us. They are our personal “check engine light”. Being triggered also leaves us more vulnerable to crossing
professional boundaries. It is important for helping professionals to recognize when they are being triggered in
order to be effective in the therapeutic relationship with clients and to become clear when self-care is required.
This webinar will review how triggers are activated and why, provide a list of somatic clues that will help to identify when we are being triggered, and supply a set of resources to use when we have identified we are triggered to ensure that we stay attuned to our clients. Participants will be given the opportunity to practice some of these techniques. A discussion of common boundary crossings and techniques to stay in boundaries will also be included.
Lori R. Schlosser has over 25 years of administrative and policy related experience in the public mental health field. She has a doctorate and Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Dr. Schlosser has a certificate of specialization in gerontology and special expertise in wellness, recovery, self-care, and resilience. She is a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist, as well as a Certified Laughter Leader.