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Civility: Don't Be a Jerk or How to Tune-In and Be Mindful

Event Properties

Event Start February-01-2018 8:00 am
Event End February-01-2018 10:00 am
Capacity 90
Registered 42
Available place 48
Individual Price Free
Location Penn Foundation - Loux Center


Civility: Don’t be a Jerk or How to Tune-In and Be Mindful

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 8:00 – 10:00 am


About the Course

This workshop will highlight the importance of creating a relational culture that acknowledges and values the importance that our inter-connectives make to the mission, values and well-being of everyone in the system. Participants will learn the basics of Nonviolent or Compassionate Communication. The workshop will also include an experiential component to practice the skills of:

Observing without judgment; identifying and expressing feelings; identifying the universal needs underlying those feelings; and the difference between making a demand and making a request. The workshop will also include: experience practicing “empathic connection” versus “non-empathic connection” and practicing the basic steps for self-empathy and a form of self-care.


Course Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to define the three components of Dan Siegel’s Triangle of Well-Being in an integrated system.
  2. Participants will be able to identify at least three symptoms of workplace incivility.
  3. Participants will be able to name the four steps of Nonviolent Compassionate communication as defined by Marshall Rosenberg.
  4. Participants will be able to demonstrate the steps of Nonviolent Compassionate communication.


Target Audience

Target audience includes psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, recovery coaches, peer specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, and substance abuse counselors for this intermediate level of instruction.



  • 2.0 PCB Approved Education Credits

  • 2.0 Continuing Education Credits for Licensed Social workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family therapists

  • 2.0 Continuing Education Credits for Psychologists

  • 2.0 Continuing Education Credits for Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)



There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.


All attendees must arrive promptly at the beginning of the training and remain the duration of the training to receive continuing education credits. Please have license number available when signing in.


Persons with disabilities and special needs are encouraged to contact the registrar for further information.


Penn Foundation, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credits for psychologists, and maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Penn Foundation, Inc. certifies that this seminar is free of commercial and/or other conflicts of interest.


About the Presenters

The Dream Team is a Penn Foundation committee that has focused on the strategic plan goal: “be a leader in our community that provides a place for an integrated model focused on wellness, prevention, and education in the community.” This committee has consistently met over the past four years and was instrumental in initiating the civility conversation; introducing Mindfulness in the Workplace; and Tai Chi Easy agency-wide.


Barbara Kopystecki, MA, is the clinical supervisor for Family-Based Services and Director of Trauma Services at Penn Foundation. She has extensive training and experience treating individuals and families with a history of trauma, as well as supporting and supervising clinicians in their competency development of trauma treatment. Ms. Kopystecki is the chair of the Dream Team and a strong advocate for relational development and the promotion of the Triangle of Well-Being among all employees.


For more information, contact Karen M. Kern at 215.453.5171 or

If you do not receive the professional benefits described in our program materials or you have some other professional complaint, please let us know in writing within 7 days of the training and we will honor your request for a refund.


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