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Building Resilience: Preventing, recognising and overcoming burnout, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and stress

Event Details
Date: 8 October 2020
Venue: Townsville
CPD hrs: 3.5
Cost:

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Organiser: Dr Amanda Nickson
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Why are our needs more important than those we care for in our working role?

Dr Amanda Nickson will be offering social workers and human services professionals this valuable professional development opportunity. The workshop is based on best practice research and will guide participants through how to build resilience, recognising compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and stress and provides some experiential exercises to practice building self-compassion.

Dr Amanda Nickson will help you understand the indicators of burnout, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and stress. We all work with vulnerable and complex clients and may find we put their needs above our own emotional and physical self-care needs. Dr Nickson will provide strategies to assist you to build resilience, understand when to seek professional help and utilise what is available to you such as supervision, peer supervision, peer consultation and mentors. Next, some practical strategies to assist you survive and thrive in your caring role and there are some experiential components of the workshop including exercises on self-compassion and a meditation. The workshop is suitable to all those who care for others in their professional role.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the indicators of burnout, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and stress
  • Know how to debrief and destress –including strategies for self-care, self-compassion, wellness plans and supervision options

  • Know how to build resilience, using the strengths approach

  • Participate in two experiential exercises

  • Know when to seek professional help

  • Know how to build a support network, including possible peer supervision / peer consultation and mentors

Presenter details

Dr Amanda Nickson: BSW, MSW, PhD, has over 30 years social work and supervision experience. She currently runs a business, Interactive Solutions, in training, supervision and consultancy. Amanda’s PhD is on peer group supervision of social workers in rural and remote Australia using technology. Amanda has conducted many training workshops for supervisors/ field educators of social work field placements whilst at James Cook University and is a leading expert in her field. Amanda has worked in a variety of roles, including in government, non-government organisations, private practice and academia. She is passionate about good supervision being available to all social workers and the importance of preventing, recognising and overcoming burnout, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and stress

Location and date

North Qld Domestic Violence Resource Centre
Level 1,
390 Flinders Street,
Townsville QLD

8 October 2020

9:00am - 12:30pm

Morning tea provided

Cost

AASW Member $60
Non Member $70
Students $20

Registration

w: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-resilience-preventing-compassion-fatigue-and-vicarious-trauma-tickets-117482113163

e: amanda.nickson4@gmail.com

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers