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Live Stream: Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience

Feb 15, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM Central Time)

Price: $ 235.00 (regular rate)

Online Live Streaming

Trainer: Vicki Enns, MMFT, RMFT

Vicki Enns, Clinical Director; Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute Inc.

About the trainer

Vicki Enns, MMFT, RMFT

Vicki is the Clinical Director of the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, an Approved Supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and an instructor in the graduate program for Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Winnipeg. In her private practice, she specializes in the area of trauma recovery for individuals of all ages, and she helps individuals, couples and families build positive mental health and relational skills across developmental stages. She believes in a holistic approach to wellness that applies to both clients and helpers. Vicki also believes that it is essential for helpers to continue learning and developing their self-awareness alongside evolving clinical skills. She is the author or editor of many of CTRI’s training materials, including those on the topics of anxiety, trauma, mindfulness, gender and sexual diversity, ethics and wellness. As a trainer, Vicki is particularly gifted at creating a learning atmosphere that is collaborative and respectful, and which embraces diversity in personal identity, skills and cultural perspectives.

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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 experience and become aware of the signs of both vicarious trauma and vicarious growth. Participants will develop a personalized plan to repair negative effects as well as accelerate their resilience.

About This Workshop

Workshop Outline

  • The Impact of Helping Others
  • The Inevitable Affect of Witnessing
  • Vicarious Trauma and Post Traumatic Growth
  • Contributors to Vulnerability and Resilience
  • Recognize and Build Self-Awareness
  • What are Your Patterns?
  • Reduce Stress and Lighten the Load
  • Repair and Rebuild Vulnerable Areas
  • Rejuvenate and Expand Capacities
  • Where to Increase the Load
  • Reconnection with Life and Meaning
  • The Gift of Resonance
  • Building a Personalized Strategy Plan

Method of Delivery

Lecture, personal reflection, video, case study exercises, skill development and small group discussion

Target Audience

This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop intended for social workers, social service and health care professionals, teachers, and anyone working in the helping profession

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, 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.

You Will Receive

A pdf copy of our resource manual.

Live streamed workshops are best viewed with another person.  This allows you to fully participate in small group discussion and skill development opportunities. Note that each each person needs to individually register and pay. 

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February 15, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Online Live Streaming
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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By registering for this workshop, you will participate from home via your computer.

How it Works

The information from the workshop is “streamed” over the internet and played back to you on your computer. Most computers are set up to be able to participate in our live streaming workshops, but be sure to check our system requirements. Even though you are not on location, as a participant you are still able to ask questions.

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Cancellation Policy

Registrations cancelled 7 or more days prior to the live event are refundable, minus a $20.00 administrative fee. Alternatively you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than 7 days prior to the event are non-refundable. If at anytime you are unable to attend, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify CTRI of the name of the alternate person who will be attending.

We reserve the right to cancel live events due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of live webinar fees only.

Event participants will receive login details and information about viewing the live event by email approximately 3 days prior to the date of the event.