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Vicarious Trauma, Self Care, and Resiliency

  • London Family Court Clinic 254 Pall Mall Street London, ON, N6A 5P6 Canada (map)

Vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue impact the lives of professionals in the justice, child welfare, mental health and health care systems in psychological, social, physical and spiritual ways. Participants will explore the ‘occupational hazards’ faced by those in the helping professions. This workshop focuses on both self and co-worker care.

Registration fee: $55.00

Lunch is included in the registration fee.

This workshop is ideal for:

This workshop is designed for health professionals, including psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, psychiatrists, school counsellors, student wellbeing officers, doctors, nurses, OTs, youth workers, and outreach workers.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the workshop, participants will;

  • Build resilience strategies to cope with the demands of working with vulnerable individuals and communities;

  • Understand both individual and organizational risks and protective factors around the transfer of trauma;

  • Understand and identify the warning signs of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma;

  • Build resilience strategies to reduce the impact of traumatic exposure;

  • Understanding how leaders and organizations can promote resilience.

HEATHER FREDIN, RP
Workshop Facilitator