Webinar: Healing Vicarious Trauma

Vicarious trauma—sometimes called “secondary stress”—affects human services professionals who work with high-conflict, multi-problems clients.

Wayne Scott Favicon yellowThis webinar, originally delivered to staff at the National Psoriasis Foundation (Portland, OR), deepens viewers’ awareness about the costs and benefits of high-stress work, the necessity for building safe teams, and the importance of developing a flexible personal strategy to negotiate the demands of work with crisis-prone clients. Participants will learn to identify and enhance their own resilience so that they become more effective as service providers .

By the end of this one-hour webinar, viewers will recognize defenses that can become barriers to their effectiveness; enhance their own capacity for resilience; intentionally “reset” themselves when secondary stress overwhelms them.


Participants in the live webinar said afterwards:

“This was fantastic.  I could really relate to it.”

“It was a reminder of how we need to take care of ourselves in order to provide our best selves for our [clients].”

“I liked learning the warning signs of vicarious trauma so that I can attempt to keep it from happening.”


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