Vicarious trauma - What you need to know
The Vicarious Trauma CPD event aims to get professionals talking more openly about the impact of other people's stories. Time will also be taken to list the causes and signs of Vicarious Trauma and to raise awareness of what professionals, our peers, Supervisors and organisations can do to support those experiencing the signs, but more importantly preventative measures.
The event will provide a good balance of theory, pairs work, small group discussion and will be delivered at an easy pace.
Aims of the event
- Increase self-awareness of possible vicarious traumatisation
- Engage in self-care skills and self-soothing activities;
- Engage social supports
- Mobilise organisational supports to prevent and address vicarious traumatisation;
when necessary, access personal therapy.
About the facilitator
The event will be delivered by Andy Gray. Andy has close to 20 years of experience in various roles in the helping professions including Social Work, Substance Use/Abuse, Trauma Recovery, Hospital Management (locked rehab and low secure) and Complex Presentations. Andy is a BABCP Accredited CB Psychotherapist, BABCP Accredited Clinical Supervisor, BABCP Accredited Trainer and COSCA Accredited Trainer.
More information at https://vicarious-trauma-dunoon-nov-18.eventbrite.co.uk
About Audrey Smith
Greenwood Events aims to offer affordable workshops to counsellors interested in CPD, anyone interested in self- development or considering a career in counselling. It also aims to offer opportunities to stimulate networking and knowledge sharing among counsellors in Scotland. Visit www.greenwoodevents.co.uk for more information.