therapy session

Healing During Challenging Times - Reconnect To Your Why

4:00pm - July 14, 2022 thru 5:30pm - August 11, 2022 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains MHTTC
Registration Deadline: July 14, 2022
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This event will be held every Thursday from July 14 - August 11, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. MT/5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. CT

Event Description

The pandemic changed how people viewed and accessed healthcare, how people received

healthcare, and how healthcare professionals delivered care. COVID-19 - and its impact - have

been a collective trauma in healthcare, an industry already recognized for its high levels of stress

and burnout, and the residue healthcare professionals experience is real. Unprocessed trauma and

experience can fester and threaten one's ability to sustain the work that once offered joy and



We want to help you unpack all of this.


Join this course to learn how to name, acknowledge, and create meaning out of the suffering - how

to avoid getting stuck and move towards post-traumatic growth with a stronger sense of self-



This 5-week course is comprised of 90-minute live online sessions. Participants will receive an

electronic copy of the workbook. This is a class, not group therapy, but the training will be

delivered by a licensed psychologist.


The dates and topics for the training are listed below:


7/14 Collective and Individual Trauma

7/21 Working with Emotions in Clinical Practice

7/28 Defining and Working with Moral Suffering

8/4 Self-Compassion, Other-Compassion

8/11 Post-Traumatic Growth


This is a closed training and the cohort will be limited to 30 participants. Each session builds on the

prior session. Participants are asked to plan on attending all sessions when registering.



Tina Runyan, PhD, ABPP

Co-Founder, Tend Health

I believe that improving our healthcare system starts with the people delivering care. I began this journey as all meaningful journeys begin – with oneself. To manage burnout, I tried many practices, perspectives, and strategies to sustain my own well-being. I soon began to share these through curriculum development as well as local and national advocacy for culture change and transitioned my clinical practice to work exclusively with medical residents and fellows. We all have an inner life. Often, it is that inner life which calls us to become a health professional but ignoring it during medical and health professions training is subtly (and sometimes explicitly) encouraged. Instead, self-sacrifice is reinforced. While this may work in the short-term, failing to tend to oneself ultimately fails. I know from experience that exploring, understanding, and developing a curious and compassionate relationship with our own hearts and minds is essential to sustaining high quality clinical care. A career as a health professional is a calling for most people. It is an identity, not a job. Sustaining this work requires kind attention and care to oneself, as an instrument of healing. My calling, my passion, my identity, are inextricably linked to doing this work alongside health professionals. I see patients for individual counseling in MA, CA, CO, and VA. Academic Background I am a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical

School. Before starting Tend Health, I was the director of Behavioral Science for the Worcester Family Medicine Residency Program, director of Integrated Behavioral Health for the Family Medicine department, and the director of a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical health psychology in primary care. Yes, the same fellowship from which my co-founder graduated! I started my career as a psychologist in the US Air Force. Since then, I have been practicing, teaching and training behavioral health providers and physicians in models of interprofessional and collaborative primary care. I am a nationally recognized leader in collaborative care and a Past-President of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA). For the past several years, I have been captivated by research, writing, pilot testing, and presenting on how best to develop and implement education, training, and policies to promote clinician well-being. Starting Tend Health is the manifestation of this interest.