Virtual ‘Self-Care is a Verb’ program returns in Sept.

Registration is open for an online professional development program, “Self-Care is a Verb.” This workshop, part of University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s professional development program, will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 19 and 20  via Zoom.

Participants will join clinical psychologist Wendy Rapaport in learning or getting a refresher on integrating self-care into their lives. In this interactive training, participants will develop strategies pertaining to resilience, hardiness and emotion processing.

This self-care program is designed to support anyone who is facing burnout and could use help integrating self-care routines, including administrators in health care and education; clinicians, dieticians, doctors, nurses, surgeons and other medical professionals; educators, ed techs and teachers; human resource professionals; lawyers; social workers; and midwives, doulas and birth workers. 

Rapaport is a licensed clinical psychologist and faculty member at the UMaine School of Social Work and University of Miami School of Medicine Diabetes Research Institute. She is a professional writer with more than 65 published articles who delivers lectures across the country. She has specialized in individual, martial, family and group therapy for 40 years. 

Participants will receive a certificate of completion, and 0.4 CEUs/4 contact hours are available upon request. The program cost is $140 per person.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, visit the program website or contact Kimberly Lai,; 207.338.8002.