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Remembering Your Way: An Invitation to Rest, Reflect and Renew

Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 • 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
James P. Coughlin Center, 625 E. County Rd. Y, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Presented by: Stacey Otto, LCSW and Elizabeth Pupeter, MT-BC, WMTR
CEH/CEU: 4.5 CEHs/0.4 CEUs

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We warmly invite you to join us for a unique opportunity for reflection and renewal. In this workshop we will create an accepting environment to explore the challenging concepts of burn out, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress. We will discuss the impact of doing trauma work, discover nurturing strategies for self-care, and develop the skills for resiliency.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review common trauma informed care principles.
  2. Receive information about burn out, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress.
  3. Engage in a variety of reflective Expressive Arts activities.
  4. Be recognized and feel validated.

Stacey Otto, LCSW, IMH-E®, has been working and volunteering with abused children and their families for over 25 years. She has been employed by the Winnebago County Department of Human Services since 1997 as a clinical social worker providing individual and family counseling to children and families who have experienced trauma.

Otto created Nurturing Connections, a trauma-informed service program that provides consulting, educational workshops and intervention services to children, families and professionals in. Since then she has also worked with the Home Visiting Reflective Practice Project providing consultation services to the staff of the Healthy Families program through Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin in Brown County. For the past three years, Otto has provided mental health consultation, including reflective practice consultation, to the UW Oshkosh Head Start program.

Otto earned her Master’s degree in Social Psychology from Purdue University in 1990 and her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota in 1996. She has continued her professional development by participating in the UW-Madison Infant, Early Childhood and Family Mental Health Capstone Certificate Program and the UW-Madison Trauma Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy Learning Collaborative.

Otto enjoys giving presentations and has provided a variety of workshops on trauma, attachment, and compassion fatigue.

Elizabeth Pupeter, MT-BC, WMTR, is a board-certified music therapist and is licensed with the State of Wisconsin. She has been practicing music therapy for over 24 years. Since 2008, Pupeter has collaborated with Stacey Otto, LCSW, in providing a variety of music, drumming and movement interventions to children and families who have experienced trauma. One of their valued partnerships has been their participation with the Wisconsin Trauma Project. In addition, Pupeter has presented at numerous conferences, including the Midwest Conference on Child Sexual Abuse, the Great Lakes Regional Music Therapy Conference, and the 2014 and 2016 Summit on Healthy Teen Relationships.

Registration: Click here to register online!

Cost: The cost for this program is $99 for professionals and $20 for students.

CEH/CEU Requirements: For the March 1, 2017 – February 28, 2019 biennium30 continuing education credit hours are required. Of those, 4 credit hours must be in social work ethics and professional boundaries.

Social work training programs sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin Alliance for Social Worker Continuing Education will be accepted by the State of Wisconsin as continuing education hours. Full attendance at the workshop will earn continuing education hours.

  • Professional Counselor CEH: The UW Oshkosh Department of Counselor Education, accredited by the Commission for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Program (CACREP) has approved these workshops for continuing education hours.
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Workshop participants can receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for their full participation in each workshop.

In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling our office.

Student Rate: Students currently enrolled at UW Oshkosh may register at a reduced rate of $20. You must register using your UW Oshkosh email address and include your seven-digit student ID number.

Registration Deadlines: The registration deadline for each of the workshops is 10 business days before the program starts. After this date, please call the UW Oshkosh Division of Online and Continuing Education at (920) 424-1129 to determine program availability.

Credit and debit card payments will only be accepted electronically. OCE will no longer accept credit and debit card payments via phone, mail or fax.

Questions and More Information: Questions concerning registration and program content should be directed to the Division of Online and Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI 54901-8623. Please call (920) 424-1129.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received 10 business days before the program will receive a full refund, minus a $35 processing charge. No refunds will be given for cancellations received less than 10 business days before the program. UW Oshkosh reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment, as well as the right to limit enrollment due to excessive demand. UW Oshkosh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. If you need special assistance and/or accommodations, please notify us by the registration deadline. All requests will be kept confidential.

Program Manager: The program manager for these workshops is Jason Hubbard. We are continuously looking for new and diverse program ideas. You can contact Jason at (920) 424-1129. You may also email him at

Click Here for a listing of Social Work and Counseling programs offered by University of Wisconsin Green Bay Continuing Professional Education.