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Vicarious Trauma – A Virtual Workshop

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Date(s) - 08/03/2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Psychology Associates – A virtual workshop.

Mental health professionals, medical staff, social workers, drug and alcohol workers and solicitors are routinely exposed to high levels of psychological trauma when supporting their clients. This work impacts on their psychological health and is often cumulative. While ‘burnout’ can affect workers in any profession, those encountering trauma and distress in their role can find themselves more deeply impacted by the work, experiencing ‘compassion fatigue’ and, at its most significant, secondary or vicarious traumatisation.

At times, staff report that trauma they encounter at work re-triggers personal experiences of trauma or distress in their own lives.

This workshop aims to raise awareness about the risks of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma to staff and to equip individuals with ideas and strategies to prevent it from occurring. It will be delivered using information sharing, individual exercises and small group discussions with the aim of supporting individuals to identify practical ideas to prioritise their own wellbeing at work.


This workshop will be delivered by Dr Kat Damazer, a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with children and families. Kat’s work is underpinned by values of compassion and acceptance and works with individuals to explore how their past and present experiences impact on their emotional wellbeing. As well as undertaking direct work with families and children who have experienced trauma, Kat provides support to social workers, foster carers and family support workers, helping them process the challenges of working in emotionally demanding roles. Kat has provided training, including on vicarious trauma, to wide range of audiences including social workers, solicitors, family support workers and parents/carers.

To book your place please email Kaley Gibbs, Service Development Co-ordinator; or call on; 0300 303 5233

Date: 8th March 2021 Timings: 3:00 – 5:00 pm Cost: £35 + VAT