Workshops

WORKSHOPS

SMILE Therapy Services LLC is an award-winning mental health agency that provides mental health therapy and education to individuals, families and groups. From professional development workshops to organizational leadership consulting services, top companies lean on our solutions to improve their employee wellness and culture through our diverse team of licensed experts. SMILE’S team encompasses licensed social workers, licensed professional counselors as well as marriage and family therapists.

We partner with you to understand the needs of your audience or team and tailor the workshops to be immediately relevant and applicable. All workshops can be provided virtually or in-person.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS

LEAD WITH EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

If you’re an organizational leader looking to improve your relationships with staff and supervisors, then this workshop is for you. Effective communication can make -- or break -- a successful work environment. Unfortunately, many leaders are not equipped with the proper communication tools to lead in a supportive and effective manner. This can greatly impact morale and employee retention. In this dynamic workshop, leaders will learn communication strategies to improve their listening skills as well as conflict-resolution techniques so they can communicate in a productive and respectful manner.

LEVERAGE YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE 

Your leadership style has an incredible impact on your work relationships. We’ll explore the various types of leadership styles as well as the strengths and weaknesses associated with each one. In this light-hearted and demonstrative workshop, we’ll show you how your leadership style may conflict with the personality of your colleagues or supervisors -- and share powerful tips to leverage your leadership style --- in the short and long term.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: THE GAME CHANGER 

Some experts say that your emotional intelligence, often referred to as “EI”, could be more important than your “IQ” in your overall success in life. The good news? We believe you have the power to improve it. In this unique workshop designed specifically for organizational leaders, you will learn how emotional intelligence may be impacting your ability to connect with your team. We’ll also offer you proven ways to strengthen your emotional intelligence so you can build trust, meaningful relationships --- and instill “EI” into the fabric of your communication.

CULTURAL COMPETENCY & UNCONSCIOUS BIAS 

Cultural competence helps build a culture of safety. In any industry, the standout and most transformative leaders tend to make an intentional effort to treat all employees in the same manner -- regardless of their diverse backgrounds or perspectives. In this workshop, we dive into unconscious bias and share with you our top tips to foster cultural confidence and improve inclusion in the workforce.

MENTAL HEALTH SPOT-CHECKS 

During and after COVID-19, it’s especially important to do spot-checks on the “pulse” of your team’s mental health. From a phone call to your employee to communicating support and empathy, we’ll take you behind the curtains of our intimate process -- and share with you the DO’s and DON'TS of mental health language -- as well as best resources to share with your other team leaders.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Audience will learn the definition of Sexual Harassment vs Sexual assault. Audience will learn the types of sexual harassments and resources to utilize if they are experiencing either sexual harassment or sexual assault. 

TEAM/GROUP WORKSHOPS

 How do we start creating a more balanced life? It’s a common question our clients often ask at SMILE Therapy Services! That’s why we kick off this workshop by educating your group on Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. This helps each individual determine priorities, including external factors in their lives. Then we identify gaps, define boundaries (a must!) and create powerful action steps to help improve the balance in their lives.

RESILIENCY At SMILE

We believe it’s possible to build your “resiliency muscle.” In this workshop, learn the five elements that make up resiliency and the plethora of ways to boost yours -- no matter your age, background or life experiences. We break down dynamic techniques, plus key resources and the winning mindset to help you implement resilience in your daily life.

SELF-CARE AND STRESS MANAGEMENT 

We often recognize physical signs of stress, like exhaustion and digestive problems, long before we acknowledge emotional signs. Those tend to creep up in ways that are more difficult to recognize -- until we simply can’t ignore them any longer. Discover the differences between physical and emotional stress, the risk factors involved, as well as the various ways to manage stress and reduce anxiety.

Gain a better understanding of COVID-19’s impact on the workforce and within schools. Learn key strategies that you can utilize to feel connected to family and friends. THE POWER OF PATIENCE Have you ever taken a chance to study patience? In this fast-moving world, we’ll encourage you to pause and cultivate your patience. If your team often interrupts one another, provides poor non-verbal communication (that demonstrates impatience), or ignores colleagues altogether -- then this deep dive workshop is for your group. By becoming more patient, your workforce will likely improve their overall listening skills, as well as emotional intelligence and overall relationships.

COPING WITH TRAUMA

GRIEF AND LOSS 

This is the not-so-talked about topic within schools and organizations. And we understand that it’s a difficult conversation. But it’s a must. From leaders to parents, discover how to best offer support to those around you -- including grief-stricken children. We’ll explain bereavement, other types of loss, as well as grief symptoms that can vary according to developmental stage.

TRAUMA EDUCATION OVERVIEW 

Learn the fundamentals of trauma, the impact on the brain and the many ways it can change behavior in the long term. If you’re working with children, we would especially recommend this educational workshop to provide you with the insight that will allow you to effectively communicate and handle children with possible problematic behavior.

MENTAL HEALTH FOR THE ELDERLY

Mental Health Later in Life- Audience will learn Identification, recognition and referring of older adults experiencing mental health issues.

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SMILE Therapy Services LLC
Two Locations For Your Convenience
1629 K  Street NW
SUITE 300
Washington, DC 20006

650 I Street NE
Washington, DC 20003  
US

(240)324-6524
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