Restorative Ethics: A Meditative Exploration of Vulnerabilites and Strengths

Restorative Ethics:

A Meditative Exploration of Ethical Vulnerabilities and Strengths

This workshop offers opportunities to reflect on the ethical vulnerabilities inherent in clinical practice in these times. You will be able to identify the challenges particular to your practice and recognize the unique strengths and supports that sustain you. You will also learn an innovative, reflective meditative process that identifies the challenges and strengths particular to the context in which you now work.

Nelly Kaufer, Licensed Professional Counselor, is a seasoned psychotherapist in private practice who integrates Buddhist psychology and meditation into her clinical work. 
Judy Butler, Licensed Professional Counselor, has been teaching workshops for mental health professionals on the use of meditation as part of ethical practice and self-care since 2014. She retired from a long career working in trauma-focused agencies, followed by fifteen years in private practice as a psychotherapist.

Learning Objectives:

• Apply Reflective Meditation and freeform writing for a deeper understanding of the “ethical landscape” of participants.
• Identify and reduce conditions that create ethical vulnerabilities and challenges.
• Identify and augment personal strengths and activities that lead to a reduced risk of ethical transgressions.
Develop an understanding of the Buddhist principle of conditionality and its role in ethical decision-making.
Develop Reflective Meditation for self-care and as an ethical safeguard.
Develop an understanding of the Buddhist teaching of the eightfold path as an ethical anchor.

Due to the recent surge in the Coronavirus, have moved this workshop online.


Cost: The workshop is offered at four price points: $100, $160, $220.  Honestly consider what you can afford. If you are able to pay on the higher end, this will support others who are experiencing financial challenges.  We are offering one free slot to BIPOC therapists, email  to request the slot.

CE: 6 hours approved by NBCC** 

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, 9:30-4:30 pm PT Online via Zoom   

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, 9:30-4:30 pm PT Online via Zoom

*Pine Street Sangha has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6694. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Pine Street Sangha is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

Thanks for your interest.
Please check back as we will add new workshop offerings as we can.

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