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Wednesday, June 10th 2020

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Those working in non-profit have been more stressed and on the brink of burn out more than ever, particularly while simultaneously dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar is to help the health care worker, therapist and all essential workers of the non-profit HIV field learn how to take care of their emotional and physical needs so they continue taking care of the needs of their clients and patients. Through learning about the impact of burn out as well as the benefits of self-care, this webinar will help to minimize the feelings of burn out and teach that we must all take care of ourselves before we can help others.


  1. Provide attendees with the knowledge and ability to recognize signs of burn out in themselves
  2. Illuminate why self care is vital for caregivers and healthcare workers and how to effectively incorporate self care into their lives
  3. Teach health care staff how to take care of themselves in order to be able to thrive at work and through the COVID-19 pandemic


Lupe Diaz BS

AIDS Care Group

Lupe Diaz has worked in the HIV field for the last 20 years. She began working with data management and moved on to being the director of a drop-in center focusing on feeding the homeless and HIV testing. Recently she worked in the mental health department at AIDS Care Group. There she used her bachelors degree in psychology along with many years of her own personal therapy to help others. Currently she is working as a Goodwill Ambassador and as the co-chair for the HIV Integrative Planning Council of Philadelphia




Julia Hodgson, PsyD, MEd

Dr. Julia Hodgson is a licensed psychologist and educator. She received her doctorate from the Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology and a Master’s of Education from the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University; she is additionally Board Certified in Biofeedback.  She currently works as a supervising psychologist and the Director of Psychology Internship Program at AIDS Care Group in Sharon Hill, PA. Her career has focused on working with underserved and vulnerable populations through clinical work, published writing, and providing training and education to professionals, community members, and students. Most notably, Dr. Hodgson recently co-authored a text entitled “Integrative Medicine for Vulnerable Populations: A Clinical Guide for Working with Chronic and Comorbid Medical Disease, Mental Illness, and Addiction.”

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Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD is Director of Adult Medicine at John Bell Health Center and Jonathan Lax Treatment Center of Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. Dr. Gadegbeku is a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in primary care for all ages (from pediatrics to geriatrics)!

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr Cruz with PatientDr. Cruz is a board-certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development, and mentorship.

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