Alongside offers annually a special Medical Professional’s Program at our Richland retreat center. This 9-day program is designed specifically for healthcare personnel serving cross-culturally. Each day begins with a relevant topic followed by group debriefing sessions. In addition to the 12 seminars and 6 group debriefing sessions, there will be time to unplug, relax, and enjoy the beautiful 125-acre campus of ALONGSIDE.
In addition to members of ALONGSIDE’s counseling staff, this program is headed up by burnout survivor Stan Haegert M.D., who has been in practice for 30 years both in the US and overseas, along with his wife Deb. They are frequently asked to conduct trainings on promoting wellness among healthcare professionals. They are joined by Charlie ( Ph.D.) and Frauke (M.D.) Schaefer, who have also spent many years overseas and have worked extensively with cross-cultural personnel.