Title: Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress: The Impact of Trauma on the Helping Professional
Presented by: Tracey Post MSW, LCSW
5 DVS Credits: Mental Health
Who helps the helper? The field of trauma research is growing; and more and more studies are verifying the cumulative consequences of counseling traumatized people. We want to help and assist; yet we don’t want to inflict trauma on ourselves or our loved ones. The effects of ignored trauma are far-reaching – from lack of self-care to compassion fatigue, and burn out. This workshop offers an overview of trauma, compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress and trauma informed care. Most importantly, special emphasis is placed on experiential activities to improve professional self-care and reduced symptoms of Secondary Traumatic Stress. Wear comfortable clothing.