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Vicarious Trauma

Vicarious Trauma

Psychological trauma can occur when a person is not able to cope with a distressing or overwhelming event, or process the emotions involved with their experiences.

Professionals including clinicians, frontline staff, supervisors and managers can experience vicarious trauma as a result of 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 professionals’ 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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will 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 wellbeing and work
  • incorporate practices that support resilience and sustainability into work routines.

Ideal for

This workshop is designed for organisations and employees clinicians from all sectors who may work with/support clients experiencing challenging circumstances.

About the presenter

Lilia Szarski is a clinical supervisor and experienced trainer at Relationships Australia Victoria and a qualified, registered psychologist. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society, International Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the International Association of Applied Psychologists.

Workshop requirements

Please note, in order to participate in this workshop, you will need access to the following:

  •  Desktop or laptop computer
  •  Reliable internet connection
  •  Headphones
  •  Microphone/speakers
  • Webcam (built in to your computer, or input separately)

Other information

  • When you click to register, you will be taken to our new and improved payment gateway. Once you complete your registration you will receive an email detailing how to access your learning event in our Moodle Learning Management System.
  • Registration cut-offs: 
    • Workshop registrations will close two business days before the event.
    • Workshops must be paid for at least two business days before the training date, or your registration will be cancelled. 
  • Training Workshops Cancellation Statement [PDF, 1MB] 

 

Contact us

Training and Development Team
Phone: (03) 8573 2222
Email: ravtraining@rav.org.au 

 

Dates/times

9:30am-12:30pm AEDT on Thursday 17 March 2022

Pricing
$220 including GST
Location
Online (Zoom)
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