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May 2017-Terry Sturmer
speaks at the Delaware Valley Association of Volunteer Administrators-DVAVA on workplace stressors and combatting compassion fatigue in volunteers.
May 2017-Lara Krawchuk speaks about compassion fatigue and promoting well-being in the workplace to nurses at Penn Medicine's Chester County Hospital.

2015-Lara and Terry were included in a new book by Robert Neimeyer, PhD; Techniques of grief Therapy: Assessment and Intervention.  Check out this fabulous body of work today! 

* When Helping Hurts:  Healing the Helping Professional's Weary Soul

June 5, 2017

Spirituality Research Symposium-University of Pennsylvania Health System


*Caring for the Caregiver

Unite for Her-Wellness Days
7 wonderful breast cancer wellness events March-May 2013
*When Helping Hurts: Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Committing to SelFULL ness
Cooper University Hospital-Child Abuse Prevention Month
April 29, 2013

*When Illness Strikes Young:  Facing Loss in Early Adulthood 
Understanding Ambiguous Loss
Loss Across the Lifespan: Creative Strategies for Healing-Professional Conference at University of Pennsylvania.  Keynote speaker-Robert Neimeyer, PhD
March 15, 2013
*Managing Stress in Times of Transition
EDSI-Delaware County Refinery Workers Transition Center
Various Dates April 2012-May 2013
1 hour workshops for recently unemployed workers
*Supporting Grieving Families

Peter’s Place

May 2012

2 hour continuing education class

*Techniques of Grief Therapy (Edited by Robert, Neimeyer, PhD)

April 2012

Contributed 2 chapters

Body Imagery for Sustaining Connections

Wisdom Circles for when Helping Hurts

*When Helping Hurts: Sustaining Compassionate Care

Rocky Mountain Cancer Center-Denver, CO

March, 2012

½ day CEU program

*Supporting Grieving Clients’ Search for Meaning in a “Get Over it” World

Healing Concepts, LLC

Create and Present Full Day Continuing Education Conference

May 2011


1.5 hour keynote address to Rocky Mountain Cancer Center Psychosocial Oncology team

December 2011

*I Can Cope

Chester County Hospital-Patient Education

May 2011

October 2011

*Care for the Caregiver

Living Beyond Breast Cancer –Living with Metastatic Disease National Conference

April, 2011

*When Helping Hurts:  A Day of Self-Care for Helping Professionals

Healing Concepts, LLC

Full Day Continuing Education Workshop

Temenos Retreat Center

June 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013

October 2007, 2008

December 2006

January 2010, 2013, 2014

*Coping with Cancer Together

Chester County Hospital

Ongoing group

2 Hour Workshop

*Vicarious Trauma

West Chester University

March 2010-2 Hour Continuing Education Class

*Nurturing Self-Care for Social Workers

West Chester University-MSW Orientation

September 2009

*Life After Cancer Treatment

Phoenixville Hospital Cancer Center

April & July 2009, October 2010

*Disenfranchised Grief and Cancer Patients

Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers-Psychosocial Rounds-February 2009

West Chester University-January 2010

*Caring for Caregivers

University of Pennsylvania Scholl of Social Policy and Practice-Continuing Education Course

February 2009

*In Search of Work-Life Balance

Chester County Domestic Relations

January 2008

EDSI Managers

June 2012

*Living Beyond Limits

International  Hyperinsulinism Conference-Philadelphia, PA

June 2006

*When Helping Hurts: Understanding Compassion Fatigue & Preventing Burnout

NASW-Pennsylvania Chapter State Conference

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia-Social Work Month Celebration

Family Services of Montgomery County-CEU conference

Easter Seals Of Pennsylvania-Staff In-service

*Impact of Depression: Nurturing Children

Consortium of MS Centers-National Conference-Orlando, FL

June 2005

*Impact of MS on the Family

MS Society-Minnesota Chapter

April 2005-Patient Education Program

*Introduction to Guided Imagery

University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work

February 2005 & December 2006-Full day Continuing Education class.

*Impact of Grief on the Family

Employee Assistance Professional Association-PA/NJ/DE Chapter

March 2004-2 hours

*Surviving and Thriving after Kidney Transplant

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

March 2004-Kidney Transplant Support Group

*MS and Depression

MS Society-Philadelphia Chapter

February 2004-Patient Education Program

*Sexuality and Cancer Patients

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society-Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter

May 2003- Professional Conference

*The Impact of Stress on Healing

University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work

April 2002-Full day Continuing Education class.

*Caring for Caregivers

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

April 2002-Inservice for Oncology Nursing Team

*Sustaining Compassionate Care

University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work

April 2002-Full day Continuing Education class.

*The Impact of Chronic Illness: Individual and Family Perspectives

Jewish Chaplains Service-NE Pennsylvania

May 2002-Continuing Education In-service

*The Impact of Stress on Health and Well-Being

Jewish Family and Children Services

September 2002-Continuing Education Class