A Meaning-Centered Approach to Wellness

April 27

9:00am - 4:30pm

April 20

9:00am - 4:30pm

May 4

9:00am - 4:30pm


A Meaning-Centered Approach to Wellness

The purpose of this three-day training is to increase personal integrity and wholeness, instilling a meaning-centered approach to health and wellness so that professional caregivers can maintain resilience in the face of toxic stress.

The goal of this course is for professional caregivers trained in the THRIVING FROM WITHIN® model to experience an integrative process of personal and professional growth resulting in enhanced wellness, quality of life, and compassionate care for others. Grounded in Logotherapy, the THRIVING FROM WITHIN® model is a meaning-centered, holistic approach to wellness that addresses the foundations of personal integrity: one’s core values and beliefs, true self-awareness (both strengths and limitations), seeking meaning when situations threaten one’s sense of wholeness, responding (instead of reacting) to difficult situations, and engaging in transformational learning that benefits both caregivers and care receivers.

Through this three-day training students can receive 20 contact hours through NBCC or NASW. It invites participants to journey through the THRIVING FROM WITHIN® model with an overview of six themes each day. Students will spend time each day applying these themes to their own sense of self and life situations through a series of guided discussions.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe a logotherapeutic (meaning-centered) approach to health and wellness.
  • Apply logotherapeutic concepts to their own life experiences.
  • Acknowledge the four dimensions of self.
  • Examine the positive role of choice in response to life’s difficulties.
  • Identify activities that enhance the noetic (soul) dimension of self.
  • Implement this knowledge with clients.

This course offers 20 CE hours

Three sessions
Saturday, April 20; 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (30 minute lunch on your own)
Saturday, April 27; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (30 minute lunch on your own)
Saturday, May 4; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (30 minute lunch on your own)
DU Campus.

Certificate Information
Students who complete this course will earn a Logotherapy Foundations Non-Credit Certificate.

Cost: $600
Discounts (use code when registering):
DU Affiliates (alumni, faculty, staff): 10% off - code: CPDGSSW10
Students: 15% off – code: CPDGSSW15

Kate Hoffmann, LCSW, is the Chief Program Officer for the Institute for Life & Care. She has served as clinical director of a counseling agency and as program director of a youth mentoring organization, as well as supervising many graduate counseling students. She has presented workshops on a variety of topics including childhood depression, sexual abuse, trauma, and compassion fatigue. Kate has over 20 years of experience as a clinical social worker, teacher, and campus minister working with individuals, couples, children, and families in many different settings. She has taught religious studies courses and continues to explore insights gained from world religions.

Kate believes that true health is found in integrating the mind, body, and spirit, and believes that a meaning-centered approach to life yields renewable resilience. Her greatest joy is helping others discover their own inner strengths and resources so that they may thrive in any situation.