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Addressing Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma in Ourselves and our Colleagues
For: Professionals
Provided by: Adlerian Counselling and Consulting Group Inc

Date and Time

Wed Sep 27, 2017 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON

Event Description

Are you, or someone you work with, experiencing any of the following: feeling disconnected from friends and family? increased illness or fatigue? feelings of apathy or cynicism about your work? loss of empathy for clients?

Working in the helping professions means that we are frequently secondary witnesses to the trauma and severe stress experienced by our clients. It is human and natural to be affected by others’ suffering. However, the potential risk of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout is a major concern, taking its toll on many practitioners.

Identifying these experiences associated with our work, and addressing our safety and self-care individually and with our colleagues, are essential and often under-prioritized skills within our professions. In this practical and experiential workshop, underpinned by Adlerian principles and practice, Anthea Millar will address the following:
• Understanding Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, and Secondary Traumatic Stress
• The Neuroscience of ‘Second-Hand Shock’
• The Challenge of Empathy
• Interventions Enabling Practitioner Safety and Self-Care
• Strengthening Networks of Support within our Workplaces

Presenter: Anthea Millar, MA, MBACP (Snr. Accred), Dip.IIP
Anthea Millar is a UK based senior accredited Adlerian psychotherapist, psychotherapy trainer and supervisor educator, with over 35 years’ experience of working within the National Health Service, with Employee Assistance Programmes, and numerous social services, educational and charitable agencies. She has written extensively on trauma and related topics.

Cost: Early Bird & Students $150 +HST
Regular (After September 1st 2017) $175 +HST
Continuing Education Credits available


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This event is listed under these topics

Child and Youth Service Organizations
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Abuse
Grief and Bereavement
Employees, Employers and the Workplace
Mental Health in General
Primary Care (e.g. Family physicians, paediatricians, nurse practitioners)
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