Tripping Over Ourselves: Ethics, Our Relational Wounds and Our Work with Clients

4 Ethics CEUs

Saturday, February 25, 2023 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Maintaining an ethical practice in our clinical work requires us to attend not only to the present moment but also include awareness and curiosity of our  personal relationships and their impact on our work with others.

Including ourselves and the inevitable injuries that we have endured throughout  life in an ethical way is a fundamental challenge for anyone working in a healing, educational, spiritual, or avocational practice. This ongoing attention can be challenging, particularly when encountering clients who trigger our relational wounds.

Managing these wounds, while working to remain present to the clinical work we are co- creating is profoundly important to the success of our practice.

We will utilize small group experiential components, case reviews, relevant readings, and group processing to help participants gain a greater understanding of how their relational wounds may impact their practice. The importance of and components of self-care that assist us in our practice will also be discussed.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Increase awareness of how our relational wounds impact our clinical practice.
  • Develop enhanced strategies for addressing the relational wounds that arise in their clinical practice.
  • Learn aspects of self-care that work to help clinicians increase their self-awareness.

Program Leader

Doug Graiver (he/him) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an NASW approved Clinical Supervisor with over 30 years experience providing mental health and substance abuse treatment in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings. 

He has advanced training in Family Therapy, Addictions Treatment, and Gestalt Therapy. He particularly enjoys presenting on a variety of topics related to all the wonders of the human experience.

He and his husband are the fathers of two very active boys, ages 14 and 15. When he’s not with his family, he works in his private counseling practice in Lambertville, NJ. He feels extremely fortunate to have been a part of GTIP as a Trainee from 2015-2017 and now serves as a Faculty member. His time as a GTIP Trainee was one of intense emotional growth, learning, and awe as he grew into a more capable clinician.

CEUs: 4


  • $100 full tuition
  • $90 GTIP Associate Members
  • $75 Students and GTIP Trainees
  • Sliding scale slots available at registration


Via Zoom


Maximum 30 registrants

GTIP offers Continuing Education credits to: LSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, PSY, GENERIC. Should you be requesting CEUs, please indicate what license you hold and your license number on the registration form.


This session is co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research for a maximum of 4 credit hours. Bryn Mawr College GSSWSR, as a CSWE accredited School of Social Work, is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for Social Workers in PA and many other states.

GTIP is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer 4 hours of continuing education for psychologists. GTIP maintains responsibility for the program. The Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology requires Psychology workshop participants to furnish their license number to receive a certificate of attendance.

If you have questions, please reach out to our Laura Henrich, Operations Manager: