This course is a live, interactive webinar held on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 from 4-5:30pm Eastern Daylight Time.
Registration closes at midnight (EST) the day before the event.
This presentation will introduce participants to the latest approach to support help seekers. The Empowerment Model of Emotional Wellness was designed as an online delivery product before the high demand for online service. It is not a response to COVID quarantines. Instead, it is a response to the need to remove help-seeking obstacles. The Empowerment Model of Emotional Wellness offers a prescribed curriculum to increase the efficacy of the practitioner and maximize the therapeutic value for the client. It aims to neutralize the negative power dynamics between client and practitioner and reorient clients to their inner world using experiential processes.
The presentation will educate participants on the eight modules of the Empowerment Curriculum and discuss its theoretical foundation. Two case studies will be presented during the session to demonstrate the potential effectiveness of the model. The case studies reveal how empowerment enhances clients' ability to regulate emotions, delay gratification, and predict outcomes based on effort.
Participants will understand the model to be compatible with research-supported approaches to mental wellness. Practitioners are still responsible for applying sound therapeutic engagement. The essence of the model is the use of the curriculum and its therapeutic objective of empowerment.
Schedule: (All times in Eastern Daylight Time)
- 4:00-4:35 pm - Lecture
- 4:35-4:45 pm - Q&A
- 4:45-5:20 pm - Lecture
- 5:20-5:30 pm - Q&A
This event is being offered as a part of TCI's 2023 Summit --- a three-day online conference offering up to 16 live/contact CEs. Registration for this event can be made in one of these ways:
1. Enroll in the single webinar event (this item)
2. Enroll in the 8-event Full Summit and earn up to 16 CEs
3. Enroll in either the Clinician's Bundle or Tailored Bundle with access to the Summit, the THTC Program and more
More details of the Summit, CEs, events and registration options can be found here
Upon completion of this training, professionals will be able to do the following:
- Describe the Empowerment Curriculum Module and its eight modules
- Explain how barriers to traditional mental health counseling access and completion can be minimized by using the Empowerment Curriculum Model
- Explain how reframing the role of behavioral health practitioner can enhance mental wellness
- Identify three research-supported wellness approaches that are compatible with the model
Dr. Rosenna Bakari, PhD
Dr. Rosenna Bakari, a Philadelphia native, is an empowerment expert psychologist. Her professional background varies from working as a drug recovery counselor to training preservice teachers and counselors. In 2010, she founded Talking Trees, Inc., the only international organization that focuses exclusively on empowering adults who experienced sexual abuse before the age of 18. She developed the Living Openly Model of Advocacy and Support based on her work with survivors worldwide. In a world that requires survivors’ silence, the model supports survivors who choose to heal by living openly.
One of Dr. Bakari’s goals is to support the shift of psychology from a focus on mental illness to mental wellness and break down barriers to wellness resources. As an empowerment coach, she works with clients worldwide using online one-on-one and group platforms to support life changes, help resolve trauma, and reset healthy life narratives. She bases her practice on her 8-week empowerment curriculum that restructures power in the help-seeking relationship.
Dr. Bakari graduated from Cornell University in 1984 and went on to earn her Master’s degree from SUNY at the age of 22. She later earned her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Her most recent professional presentation was for the 2021 American Counseling Association Conference, where she presented on Online Advocacy.
In addition to her professional endeavors, she promotes mental wellness through transformational poetry. This year, she also published her sixth book related to empowerment. Her latest book, The Healing Journey: Relationships Health and Wellness, is a radical new book on healing intended to meet people where they are on their healing journey with such topics as “How to heal childhood trauma without forgiving the person who caused it.”
You can find Dr. Bakari here and here
1.5 CE hours
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- Dress appropriately
- Be in a private location void of distractions
- Do not multitask
- Remain on mute unless you are sharing with the group
Closed captioning is offered for all live webinar participants.
This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.
This is a live, interactive webinar