Programs for Transplant Professionals

Gift of Life Family House is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage, and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors. The Gift of Life Family House maintains the responsibility of this program.


We offer various programs throughout the year, please check back for upcoming programs.

A Happier You: 7 Strategies for Maximizing Joy, Longevity, and Self-Care in Social Work
With Scott Glassman, PsyD
Up to 75% of social workers may experience burnout at some point in their careers. This 2-hour workshop is designed to help social workers take a more effective approach to self-care and begin to implement practices that will help them not only survive, but thrive, in a profession that often places a high demand on personal resources. Participants will identify the threats to well-being in the social work practice, including the three core elements of burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low sense of accomplishment. Participants will then be introduced to the PERMA model of well-being and learn how to apply evidence-based practices from the field of positive psychology, including gratitude, playfulness, personal strengths, kindness, and positive attention to prevent burnout and achieve a higher level of enjoyment and meaning in their roles as social workers. They will also explore the role of mindfulness and self-compassion in building a stronger foundation for resilience. Mindfulness can also play a prominent role in expanding positive emotional experiences on a daily basis, and participants will have an opportunity to incorporate it into a weekly wellness plan.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:  After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn the PERMA Model of well-being and identify their role in social work practice
  2. Identify the 3 core dimensions of burnout and how they threaten longevity in the field
  3. Define each area of positive psychology, from the “A Happier You” program, that can enhance wellness and resilience and provide examples
  4. Demonstrate the roles of mindfulness and self-compassion in boosting well-being, resilience, and positive emotional experience
  5. Demonstrate how each of the 7 strategies from positive psychology can be integrated into a daily routine
  6. Develop a personalized weekly wellness plan that incorporates at least 4 of the 7 wellness strategies


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