Mar 8, 2019
This episode focus is on Trauma and how it affects the balance of mind, body and spirit.
With the recent horrific event at the Tree of Life Synagogue, surviving family members, first responders, medical professionals and the Pittsburgh community have been directly affected by the heinous acts.
The entire community is now forced to develop new ways of coping and living. Compassionate care will take on a whole new meaning.
MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
June Esser is a practitioner with 36 years of experience working in a variety of mental health and wellness settings. She is currently in private practice in East Deer Township, Pennsylvania, treating individuals, couples, and families. Her practice focus offers healing opportunities as it relates to trauma and life adversity.
Dr. Sheila Gillespie Roth is a professor in the Department of Social Work at Carlow University located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
She teaches courses such as: Case Management, Families, Social Work with Groups, Theories and Methods of Practice, Crisis Intervention, and about Death and Dying, and her research interests lie in several areas of practice.
Dr. Roth has conducted research on work family fit in public safety; ethical dilemmas in end of life care settings; trauma informed care in residential settings; and more recently she has participated in research projects exploring vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue in crisis workers.
She is actively involved with several regional public safety services.