Participants in this two-day course will learn to identify and monitor indicators and symptoms of secondary traumatic stress conditions and their impact on themselves and those they supervise. Students will learn to recognize important differences among vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout and their implications for job performance. This course will address how to make better-informed decisions about particular strategies to prevent and diminish the effects of secondary stress conditions in specific situations and contexts
This course will also address issues related to organizational culture and environment and provide meaningful methods for addressing workload and organizational response strategies.
Counts as Secondary Trauma course for Trauma Certificate Program
Counts as Required course for Supervision Certificate Program
*Each class this year will be held via Zoom. Participant numbers will be capped to ensure a personalized learning experience and there will be numerous opportunities for engagement (e.g. small group discussions, role plays, case studies). As such, learners should prepare for active participation. We ask that students keep their cameras on as much as they are able, while understanding that it may not be possible to keep cameras on throughout the entire class. Rest assured that we will take many breaks throughout each class to help assuage Zoom fatigue.