Making Space at Work: Exploring Secondary Trauma

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April 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

*This is not a CCN sponsored webinar. The webinar is being hosted by MCTAC.

Vicarious trauma (VT) can be understood as the transformation of a client’s traumatic experiences to a clinician, causing that clinician to themselves have their own trauma reaction. It is estimated that over 90% of clinicians work with survivors of trauma and are therefore at risk for VT. Furthermore, VT can be detrimental to clinician well-being, longevity in the field, and our ability to serve communities in need. This webinar will focus on supporting providers in better identifying VT, making space for its experiences in your work setting, and ways to build up your protective factors and mitigate risk factors.

The goals for this webinar are to:

  • To be able to identify VT in yourself and your workplace
  • Provide a brief overview of the research on VT
  • Create space to discuss experiences with VT
  • Provide a primer on how VT can be approached and mitigated in the workplace