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Internalized Capitalism and Mental Health: Loving the Unlovable

November 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

November 1 · 12:00 – 1:00 pm
via Zoom
1.0 Category 1 CEUs
Presented by: Alexis Donkin, B.A. Claire Fultz, LCSW-C

Scientific studies have long illustrated the impact of capitalism on rates of mental illness. Living in late-stage capitalism, our value is often equated with what we are able to produce. Achievement and capability are prized over connection and relationship, stories which are internalized during childhood, resulting in loud “inner critics,” low self-esteem, and low self-worth. In this experiential workshop, participants will discuss how these factors impact mental wellness of clinicians and clients; explore how fostering forgiveness and radical selfacceptance can mitigate the negative mental health impacts; and participate in hands-on exercises to improve professional skills and competencies in compassion practice for clients and professionals.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Explore the interplay of capitalism, self-esteem, and mental health.
  • Practice techniques rooted in mindfulness and CBT for responding to client narratives around worthiness and forgiveness.
  • Review strategies for mental health and human service professionals to remain resilient in response to the demands of work.

General Public: $25.00
Jewish Day School Educators / JCS Retirees: $20.00
NJHSA Members: $20.00
JCS Staff / JCS Board & Council Members / Staff of Associated Agencies: FREE




Jewish Community Services is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners to sponsor Continuing Education for social workers (psychologists and licensed professional counselors). Jewish Community Services maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Part of the Rosa J. Kolker Professional Development Series. Funding for the series is made possible by a grant from The Kolker-Saxon-Hallock Family Foundation.




November 1, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Zoom Conferencing
MD United States


Jewish Community Services
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