Understand the nature and impact of vicarious trauma and learn strategies to reduce your risk of experiencing it.
Psychological trauma can occur when a person is unable to cope with a distressing or overwhelming event.
Clinicians, frontline staff, supervisors, managers and other professionals can experience vicarious trauma when hearing about another person’s trauma and witnessing their associated distress. Over time, this work-related exposure to clients’ trauma can have a significant impact on health and wellbeing.
This workshop will explore different types of trauma, and how they can impact staff and organisations. Factors that enhance and undermine resilience will be discussed. We will also outline strategies that you can use to manage vicarious trauma and maintain your wellbeing at work, and at home.
At the end of this workshop, you'll be able to:
- understand the nature and impact of vicarious trauma
- identify tools for monitoring your own and others’ personal and professional wellbeing
- identify strategies to reduce your risk, and the risk of others, of experiencing vicarious trauma
- recognise the signs and symptoms that may indicate vicarious trauma is affecting your wellbeing and work
- incorporate practices that support resilience and sustainability into your work routines.
Organisations, employees and clinicians from all sectors who work with or support clients who are experiencing challenging circumstances.
About the presenter
Felicity McCudden is a program facilitator at Relationships Australia Victoria. Tertiary qualified in behavioural science, workplace assessment and psychotherapy, Felicity is an inspiring learning facilitator with extensive experience in technical and soft skills training. She is a passionate leadership coach with a proven track record in supporting individuals and groups through periods of change.
- When you register, you'll be taken to our payment gateway to complete your registration. A new account will be automatically created for you in our Learning Management System (Moodle).
- Registrations for scheduled workshops close 48 hours before the event.
- Workshops must be paid for at least 2 business days before the training date, or your registration will be cancelled.
- If paying by invoice, proof of payment needs to be provided at least 24 hours ahead of the event.
Please note that you'll need access to the following to participate in this workshop:
- Desktop or laptop computer
- Reliable internet connection
- Headphones recommended
- Webcam (built in or external to your computer)