About The Course

Date: Thursday October 13th, 2022

Location : Remotely Via Zoom (A Zoom link will be posted in our curriculum *access to link will be given once enrolled)

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM PST

Course Description: Being a helper to others is both rewarding and challenging. What can helpers do to manage the weight of their work and care of themselves? This workshop will introduce participants to the philosophies of trauma stewardship and importance of being good stewards of trauma and the work we do. Attention will be given to concrete strategies, practices, tools and exercises that helpers can regularly engage in to be the best stewards they can to themselves and others.


  • Explain the tenets of trauma stewardship and the five directions.
  • Appraise helper strengths and challenges through self-assessment tools such as the ProQol.
  • Describe strategies and tools for engaging in trauma stewardship practices.
  • Identify at least two methods of enhancing personal trauma stewardship as a helper.

Meet The Presenter

Diane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas. She has over 20 years of experience in the fields of psychology, social work and mental health.

Diane was an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at The University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare, for over 10 years. She obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from KU in 2006, with clinical concentrations in Children & Families and Mental Health. Diane taught classes in the Clinical Master’s program, which included: Clinical Social Work Practice, Loss and Grief, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Advanced Standing Practice, and Mental Health & Psychopathology. Diane was also a practicum Field Instructor, Field Liaison and Community Education trainer for the School of Social Welfare.

Diane has facilitated hundreds of trainings to mental health professionals, physicians and nurses, teachers, police officers, business personnel, and local City Council members. Diane enjoys the creativity that comes with envisioning and designing trainings, and aims to provide trainings that are informative, engaging and skill-building. She has customized and facilitated leadership and corporate trainings to EAP clients on wellness and business topics.