Training & Groups

I have provided workshops on many subjects to companies and organizations across the Puget Sound region. Once a client identifies a topic to be presented, the workshop can be adapted to one to two hours, or to half- or full-day retreats.

Recent presentations:

  • Preventing Compassion Fatigue
    Swedish First Hill & Cherry Hill ER Nursing Staff, June 2014.
  • Trauma Assessment in non-Trauma Settings
    UW School of Social Work, February 2014.
  • What's New in Thanatology?
    Grief Northwest, October 2013.
  • Preventing Vicarious Traumatization
    Swedish Medical Center, Nursing Grand Rounds, July 2013.
  • Crisis Interventions in Organizations
    Wellspring Family Services EAP, May 2013.
  • Traumatic Grief
    UW Certificate Program in Psychological Trauma, May 2013.

Other available topics:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Effective Communication Techniques
  • Who cares for the caregiver?
  • Dealing with Holiday Stress
  • Coping with Loss & Grief
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Stress Management & Self-Care
  • Time Management: Take back your day, take back your life
  • Understanding Trauma and its Aftermath
  • Effective Group Decision-Making
  • Managing the Transitions of Life
  • Understanding Self & Others with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Crisis Intervention

I have conducted many crisis interventions in community businesses and organizations. Sizes of groups have ranged from four to forty people. Reasons for being invited in to meet with employees have been to deal with the death of an employee (anticipated or sudden), a violent crime committed in the workplace, or any workplace conflict or incident that was upsetting to employees. I believe that these types of interventions can be helpful to validate the emotions being experienced by employees and to provide resources to cope with the coming days and weeks.

Group Facilitation

Facilitating psycho-educational support groups is also an important part of the work I provide to the community. Groups facilitated in the past have included:

  • Traumatic Loss
  • Breast Cancer Support
  • Reclaiming Your Life After Cancer Treatment
  • Survivors of Suicide
  • The Journey of Grief
  • Building Your Private Practice (for therapists)

"Drum sounds rise on the air, and with them, my heart. A voice inside the beat says, I know you are tired, but come. This is the way." -Rumi

Kathleen Albin, MA, LMHC, FT 425/299-7753