The Art of Wellbeing: Understanding, preventing and managing vicarious trauma

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The Art of Wellbeing: Understanding, preventing and managing vicarious trauma

18 July @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Gain advanced clinical practice skills in the art of wellbeing


This workshop is for everyone who wishes to maintain their own resilient practice and for those who supervise and mentor others. Join Dr Richard Cash, our trauma expert, to understand the range of potential reactions to distressing, confronting or objectional materials at work and learn about the different ways working with trauma survivors can affect you. You will learn how to recognise and differentiate a number of responses, including vicarious trauma, burnout, compassion fatigue, and moral injury. Develop best practice strategies for prevention and learn how to identify early warning signs, implement effective self care strategies and access further support.


Learning outcomes


  • Recognise the range of ways we can be affected by exposure to other people’s trauma at work
  • Recognise and understand the range of possible responses when dealing with distressing or objectionable material
  • Identify burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue as potential responses
  • Learn about the neuroscience of these responses
  • Understand the impacts of these responses on wellbeing and functioning
  • Learn effective best practice responses for prevention, self care and accessing recovery supports



Who should attend


This is a specialist skills workshop suitable for new, experienced and advanced practitioners. This workshop is suitable for workers in clinical settings.



Facilitator: Paula Ross



Early bird: $300 | Standard: $350 | Group (5 or more): $280


18 July
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
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1300 988 184
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