ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Being a clinician has always been a stressful job, but rapid changes in the industry and growing patient demands due to political turmoil, racial injustice, and the COVID-19 crisis has made it even more stressful. In this podcast, Rebekah Demirel draws from evidence-based, psychotherapeutic modalities to soothe frazzled nervous systems and offer self-care practices to ease burnout.
Rebekah Demirel L.Ac. MPCC, is the founder and director of Trauma Integration Programs, with more than a decade as an ambulance paramedic, twenty-two years as a paramedic trainer, eighteen years of mental health counseling experience, specializing in traumatic stress, and she is a licensed East Asian medicine practitioner and acupuncturist. Rebekah’s unique skill set and experience are informed by her own traumatic childhood and teen years spent on the street and in the foster care system, giving her a special familiarity and empathy for trauma and loss.
Christina N. Clayton, LICSW, CDP, Northwest MHTTC Co-Director
Christina Clayton has been working in the behavioral health field since 1993 working with people and programs addressing severe mental health issues, substance use, co-occurring issues, chronic homelessness, integrated care, outreach, physical health, trauma and diversity/equity/inclusion topics. Christina has education and licenses/credentials in clinical social work, mental health and substance use. She is also a Clinical Instructor and Field Instructor for the University of Washington School of Social Work (MSW ’97). Learn more about MHTTC Staff & Faculty