Vicarious Trauma - Strategies for Resilience
Time & Location
About The Event
This Vicarious Trauma CPD event aims to get professionals talking more openly about the impact of other people's stories. There is growing evidence that the impact of directly supporting others through experiences of trauma goes beyond burnout or fatigue. The impact of witnessing intense human experiences and emotions can impact the therapist sense of self.
This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experience and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and burnout. Participants will explore ways to support themselves when working with clients as well as explore strategies to raise their awareness and own resilience.
The aims of the workshop are:
- To raise participants experiences of vicarious impact when working in clinical practice.
- To raise participants awareness of the strategies for the transformation of vicarious impact into resilience.
- To explore participants own awareness of their vulnerabilities and strengths in clinical practice.
The event will provide a good balance of theory, pairs work, small group discussion and will be delivered at an easy pace.
Participants will be encouraged to bring their own cases and share their own experiences with the group.
We will explore the impact the work has on us as therapist and ways to support ourselves when working with clients. Throughout the day, we will be drawing on case examples from our own practice. Participants are also invited to bring along their own clinical and personal experiences for inclusion in the discussion.