CLE: Attorney Emotional Health: Building Resiliency, Increasing Capacity and Creating More Ease in your Life
Fri, January 22, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
In this one-hour presentation we will explore how and why we all experience stress in our daily lives, some of the unique stressors attorneys are facing during the pandemic and some strategies and practical tools with which attorneys can equip themselves in order to find balance and equanimity in their lives.
Dena B. Tranen, LCSW
Owner and Therapist, The Middle Way Counseling and Consulting
Founder and Community Builder, The Care Collective
Dena Tranen is a thought leader in the mental health field and at the forefront of innovative approaches to clinical practice. She earned her MSW from the George Warren School of Social Work in St. Louis, MO and received advanced clinical training working at the Harvard affiliated McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.
Dena has extensive experience working with adults and teenagers dealing with mood and trauma-related disorders, grief and anxiety. She has particular expertise in the area of diagnosing and treating personality disorders, particularly borderline personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.
Dena offers consultations to family members, attorneys and other clinicians who have cases that involve person(s) with a personality disorder or are otherwise "high conflict". She presents regularly to audiences and at conferences throughout the country on these subjects and has appeared many times as an expert guest on St. Louis Public Radio.
As a therapist, Dena brings her entire self into the room. At her core, Dena believes the human spirit is resilient and has great capacity for growth, change and healing. She wholeheartedly rejects the notion that any person is untreatable, undeserving or unlovable.
She is known for her direct and interactive style when working with clients or consulting with other professionals. Dena takes the best of evidence-based practices and blends them with her own wisdom, open-heartedness and curiosity in order to provide the best care possible for her clients.
In 2015, Dena moved from Boston to St. Louis to ensure that her children would grow up to be Cardinals fans. In 2016, Dena launched The Middle Way Counseling and Consulting. Over the next 3 years she enjoyed immersing herself in the St. Louis community and growing her practice. Dena launched The Care Collective in 2019 based on her desire to support and empower other mental health professionals and to be of service to others in her community.
BAMSL's Well-Being Committee
Missouri Bar, MCLE Department
Credit has been approved with the Missouri Bar, MCLE Department for 1.20 MO Professionalism, Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Legal or Judicial Ethics, Malpractice Prevent credits.
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Fri, January 22, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT
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