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Vicarious Trauma in the Legal Profession

Vicarious Trauma in the Legal Profession

When someone encounters a distressing or overwhelming event during their work, or processes the emotions involved with their experiences, vicarious trauma can be the result. 

Psychological trauma experienced within the legal profession can occur at multiple points including but not limited to:

  • client phone calls and communications
  • reading and writing court reports
  • the experience of attending court and managing clients' court experiences.

This workshop will explore different types of trauma and how they can impact staff. Factors that enhance and undermine resilience will be discussed. We will also outline strategies that you can use to manage vicarious trauma and maintain wellbeing at work.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this webinar, 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

Legal professionals.


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.


75 minutes of content and 15 minutes of moderated Q&As.

Other information

Registrations close 24 hours before the webinar start time. In addition to the live event link, all registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording post-event.

When you click to book, 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.

In order to participate in this webinar, 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)

Contact us

Training and Development Team
Phone: (03) 8573 2222



3-4:30pm AEDT on Wednesday 16 March 2022

Online (Zoom)
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