The Lawyers Assistance Committee
11:30-Noon: Buffet Luncheon
Noon-3:15pm: 3.0 professional conduct CLE
Speakers & Topics
Dr. Nicole Labor
The Neurobiology of Addiction
Understanding the Role of Trauma and Adversity in Physical and Mental Health: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Other Health Outcomes
Rev. Sandy Shelby
Addressing Compassion Fatigue by Building Resilience
In the first hour, Dr. Nicole Labor, an addiction specialist will present The Neurobiology of Addiction. She will provide instruction on addiction as a brain disease, how addiction impacts the brain, and how treatment works to repair the brain and prevent relapse. Next Dr. Patrick Palmieri, a clinical psychologist will provide instruction on PTSD, vicarious trauma, and trauma informed care – including best practices for applying this model in the justice system. Finally, Rev. Sandy Selby will discuss the primary characteristics of compassion fatigue, including secondary traumatic stress, vicarious traumatization and burnout in professionals who work with individuals and families who are in crisis. She will described the particular changes that lead to compassion fatigue in attorneys. She will also explore the role of resilience, meaning making, and self-compassion in addressing compassion fatigue.
The goal of this seminar is to help attorneys develop a framework for understanding mental health issues that can personally impact them, a family member, a colleague, or a client and develop tools to improve their professional well-being.
At no additional charge, Seminar Materials are digitally available two or three days before the seminar date. To access or download the written materials, visit the Seminar Materials page or log into your “MyAkronBar” account and visit the “MyCLE” tab.
Printed Written Materials:
For $10, participants may purchase a set of Written Seminar Materials, which are available for pickup at the seminar.
Buffet Lunch made possible by a grant from the Akron Bar Foundation. Menu info coming soon!
Legal Professional Development Director