Hutchinson Center hosts ‘Self-Care for Clinicians’ program

Registration is open for an online professional development program, “Self-Care for Clinicians,” offered Jan. 29–30 through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.

The two-day Zoom program is scheduled for 6–8 p.m. on Jan. 29 and 10 a.m.–noon on Jan. 30. The cost is $75 per person. 

Clinicians on the front lines need care and support to prevent burnout. This year has been marked by turmoil, between the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, a divisive political atmosphere and issues related to racial injustice. Participants in “Self-Care for Clinicians” will develop strategies and share resilience and hardiness skills to reduce their own anxiety while creating a safer, more professional environment for their clients.

Frontline health care workers, teachers and educators, social workers and administrators are among the many professional groups who will benefit from participating in this program.

Instructor Wendy Rapaport is a licensed clinical psychologist with the faculty at the University of Miami School of Medicine Diabetes Research Institute and the UMaine School of Social Work. In private practice, she has specialized in individual, marital, family and group therapy for 40 years. Rapaport, who has published more than 65 articles, instructs audiences nationwide. 

Participants will earn a UMaine certificate of completion and 0.4 CEUs/4 contact hours are available.

More information and a registration link are available online. Early registration is recommended as capacity is capped at 12. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for people who live or work in Knox or Waldo counties.

For scholarship information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Michelle Patten, 207.338.8002,