(WEBINAR) Understanding the Stress Response & Its Impact on Health


# of CE's: 2.0

0.2 IACET CE's

CE Type: SW, IACET, PCB, CPRP                # of CE's: 2.0 CE's      0.2 IACET CE's


About This Course

As providers, we juggle multiple demands and priorities for our clients and we often forget to consider our own health and well-being. This workshop introduces the concepts of allostatic load and early health deterioration, or weathering. During this session we will explore how heavy stress burdens may impact health in multiple domains. We will discuss the stabilizing response of our nervous system and practice some quick techniques to help us regain balance and maintain well-being.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe the connection between the body's responses to stress and the survival brain.
  2. Describe how to practice 3 stabilizing tools.


Intended Audience: 

Behavioral Health and Human Services Provider Staff


Instructional Level: 



Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.


Credit Statements:

BHTEN is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. 
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BHTEN offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.  BHTEN is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.
(0.2 CEU = 2.0 Training Hours)

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Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 General continuing education credits.


BHTEN is certified by the Pennsylvania Certification Board, Provider #310

2.0 hours PCB approved hours of Education for this training.


The Behavioral Health Training & Education Network (BHTEN), provider #4158280, is approved by Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) to provide continuing education to Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRPs) and CPRP candidates.

This activity is approved for a maximum of 2.0 contact hours of continuing education in psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery in the following CPRP Focus Domain(s): ## - DOMAIN TITLE.  CPRPs and CPRP candidates should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity

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Course Instructors

March 10, 2023

Marcie Weatherspoon



Marcy Witherspoon, MSW, LSW has been a pillar of the Philadelphia social work community for forty years.  She joined the staff at HFP several years ago after working for the organization as a consultant for over a decade. She provides training, coaching, and consultation for myriad disciplines including health care providers, educators, and social service providers, with a focus on trauma-informed practice.  Marcy provides individualized attention to her clients in her training and consultation sessions, often incorporating storytelling to make an emotional connection with others. She has worked locally and nationally in schools, hospitals, and community-based organizations and also serves as the family violence specialist for the Ambulatory Health Services Division of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. She entered the field of social work to improve the health, safety, and well-being of individuals, families, and communities and is particularly interested in addressing the manner in which early childhood experiences shape the individuals we become. This interest has led to her focus on addressing and intervening with family violence through positive parenting strategies and disseminating information about the traumatic effects that toxic stress can have on long-term social, emotional and cognitive development.  She is especially interested in providing support and developing integrated practices to reduce and eventually eliminate inequities in health care, child welfare, education, and other major systems and bureaucracies that have been established to heal, and not harm.