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Mindful Self-Care and Implications for Practice in Healthcare



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Mindful Self-Care and Implications for Practice in Healthcare by Professor Matthew Diner, Assistant Professor of Social Work.

Through empirical research, group discussions, and practical activities, this dynamic and interactive seminar invites participants to understand the role of mindfulness, self-awareness and self-care. Participants will be given the opportunity to identify and evaluate their own self-care practices, select specific and viable means to incorporate self-care into their daily lives and create a personal self-care plan. The workshop allows for an active discussion of research-informed measures that individuals, particularly, healthcare professionals can utilize to influence change and to improve self-care practices in the workplace, at the administrative and policy level.

Dr. Matthew Diner, PhD, LCSW is an Assistant Professor of Social Work. His research centers on mindfulness and secondary traumatic stress within the context of worker resiliency and self-care practices for mental health workers. His other areas of interest include international social work, mental health, and program development. Prior to joining CUNY York College, Dr. Diner was professionally trained in several evidence-based therapeutic modalities and worked as a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. He earned his MSW and doctorate at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.

Dr. Diner presents his research on secondary traumatic stress and self-care through a dynamic and interactive seminar for CUNY York undergraduate Honors students.