Resilience for TRIO Professionals

This Resilience for TRIO Professionals series will consist of two psychoeducational workshops, coaching support, and a capstone Pre-Con at the NAEOP conference. This series will support TRIO professionals in identity development, burnout prevention, and resiliency skills, including increasing distress tolerance and boundary setting. Using Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as the foundation for building resiliency skills, participants will engage in learning and discussion with a focus on integrating effective self-compassion strategies to reduce burnout. 


Each session will last 90 minutes and include activities and outside assignments. During the second session, small groups will be assigned, and the facilitator will schedule follow-up coaching sessions for each group.

Session 1: Thursday, June 13th, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (PST)

Session 2: Thursday, August 15th, 2024, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (PST)


The group sessions would present content in three main areas:

1) normalizing TRIO Professionals’ experience,

2) building awareness of the resiliency skills they already possess and how those may be enhanced, and

3) identifying and setting healthy boundaries and strengthening resilience strategies. 


Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this series, the participants will:

1)    Identify and value faucets of individual professional identity

2)    Have an enhanced understanding of the warning signs for burnout

3)    Delineate self-compassion, self-care and actionable skills for both

4)    Be able to identify and implement resiliency strategies

5)    Increased ability to set and maintain healthy boundaries

6)    Engage in communities of growth with other TRIO professionals


Presenter: Amy Christensen

Amy Christensen’s career incorporates work in both mental health and education arenas. Amy earned her Master of Counseling from Idaho State University in 2010. She has used that training to support underrepresented populations as both a TRIO Director and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Amy’s passion for advocacy led her to serve as president of the Idaho Association of TRIO Professionals, the Director of Idaho State University’s Veterans Upward Bound, Counselor and Director of the START program, provide clinical supervision for Counseling and Social Work interns and complete the Certified Clinical Trauma Professional training among other activities.

Deadline to Apply: May 24

Cost: FREE for programs with a paid NAEOP membership, $500 for all others (will invoice separately).

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