JUST 036 - Vicarious Trauma Training

Vicarious Trauma - Strategies for Resilience is offered in partnership with the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) and is one of their courses. Registration for this course will be made through the CTRI online system. TO REGISTER PLEASE VISIT ca.ctrinstitute.com.

CTRI is located in Winnipeg and delivers training in the Yukon and across Canada.

***Please disregard the number of seats available, as it is not an accurate representation of enrollment.***

Helpers regularly encounter stories and symptoms of trauma in their roles. There is growing evidence that the impact of directly supporting others through experiences of trauma goes beyond burnout or fatigue. The toll of witnessing intense human experiences and emotions can contribute to a negative transformation of a helper’s own sense of safety, and of being competent and purposeful.

This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experiences and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a personalized plan to repair negative effects as well as accelerate their resilience.

Some of the Topics Reviewed:

Signs of Vicarious Trauma
Anchor Points that Keep You Solid and Steady
Empathy – A Vicarious Experience
Building Self-Awareness of the Impact of Working with Trauma
External Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work
Individual Factors Impacting the Effects of Trauma Work
Recognize the Sound and Feel of Your Alarm
Strategies for Building Empathic Resilience
Practicing Vicarious Resilience
Building a Personalized Plan

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Describe the process of vicarious impact on a helper from working with trauma;
Distinguish between the concepts of secondary stress, vicarious trauma, and vicarious resilience;
Identify key vulnerabilities and strengths in one’s own practice as a helper; and,
List strategies for the transformation of vicarious impact into resilience.


No scheduled sessions