In-Person Workshops

Vicarious Trauma

Strategies for Resilience

April 18, 2023
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CDT )
$279.00 (regular rate)
$249.00 (*early rate)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Venue TBA
*(early rate expires 28-3-23 )
6
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)

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Vicarious Trauma - Winnipeg In-Person - April 18, 2023; 9am-4pm Central Time

Early rate expires 03/28/2023

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Attendee 1 Information
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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, 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
  • List strategies for the transformation of vicarious impact into resilience

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, delivered electronically.

Some of the Topics Included

  • 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

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, school personnel, and anyone working in the helping profession.

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Trainer: Paul Carrick

MSW, RSW

Paul has been providing conflict resolution and counselling services for over 25 years. He is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social work and a diploma in Human Resources. Paul currently works for the University of Winnipeg as a Complaints Resolution Advisor and has a small private practice. Some of his past roles include being an Employee and Family Assistance Program Therapist, Justice Department Trauma Therapist, and a Respectful Workplace Advisor. Paul’s focus as a therapist has been on addressing violence against women, domestic abuse, addictions, mental health concerns, childhood sexual abuse, and trauma. He believes the key to working with people is to do so in a nonthreatening manner so that individuals feel heard and supported. As a trainer, Paul delivers practical, applicable information in an approachable, humorous, and engaging presentation style.

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