Vicarious Trauma

Trainer Experience and Qualifications  

Claire describes herself as a Plurist Therapist; she is a qualified Traumatologist, EMDR Practitioner, and Registered Mental Health Nurse. She specializes in working with trauma and related mental health issues. She is a Debriefer and Clinical Supervisor and teaches on a Diploma in Relationship-based Supervision. She is keen to put Vicarious Trauma on the agenda of workplaces where clients have or are at risk of serious harm.

Course Summary

This workshop will address the meaning and effects of Vicarious Trauma. The workshop will cover some theory of the neuro-psychology of the traumatized brain and evidenced-based techniques to prevent PTSD. It will include a self-report to personally identify own risks and explore a variety of coping strategies.

Key Learning Objectives  

Participants will be able to:

Gain an understanding of Vicarious Trauma and identify the common causes

Be more aware of common responses to one-off and accumulative traumatic experiences

Reflect on their individual and teams’ experiences of Vicarious Trauma & risks

Identify personally acceptable coping strategies

Practice some de-stress/stabilisation techniques

Clarify the need for appropriate interventions of debriefing individual and organisational trauma

 Course Content:  

  • What is Vicarious Trauma?
  • The impact of trauma and various signs and symptoms of Vicarious Trauma & PTSD
  • Psycho-education
  • Self assessment of Secondary Trauma and Burnout (results confidential to participant)
  • Safety and Stabilisation Techniques
  • An introduction to debriefing techniques

 Who should attend?

Counsellors and those working with clients with traumatic experiences (past, recent or current)

You will receive a certificate for 6 hours CPD

Fees:  £40 for Counselling Plus Counsellors

£60 for all other attendees

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