Finding Balance as a Therapist with Marginalized Identities

By Center for Human Sexuality Studies (other events)

Thursday, February 7 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Number of hours (CE credits): 2hrs


This workshop is a candid conversation about the challenges and realities that exist for clinicians that hold marginalized identities in developing and maintaining a thriving private practice.


By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1) To understand how self-identities impact practice building

2) Identify the importance of self-care to avoid burnout

3) Understand the role that personal identities can have on compassion fatigue


Erika Evans, PhD., LMFT has been a practicing marriage and family therapist since 2005. She holds a PhD in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University, in addition to Masters’ Degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy (La Salle University) and Human Sexuality Education (Widener University). Her license is also in Marriage and Family Therapy.

In addition to maintaining a boutique private practice called  L.I.F.E (Lessons in Freedom and Empowerment), Dr. Erika has held a full-time faculty position in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies Graduate program at Widener University. She also supports the development of burgeoning Marriage and Family Therapists as an Adjunct Professor at La Salle University.  Dr. Erika has served for many years on the board of the Pennsylvania Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as the Director for Montgomery County and she has acted as a consultant for the Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Board.

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