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Understanding and Managing Vicarious Trauma

Event Details
Date: Wednesday 26 September, 2018
Time: 9am to 4.30pm
Venue: AASW NSW Branch Office, Suite 501, Level 5, 24 Hunter St, PARRAMATTA NSW 2150
State: NSW
CPD hrs: 7.5

Early Bird (ends COB 07/09/2018)
AASW Members: $185 $165
AASW Student Members: $150 $125
Non-members: $250 $200

Organiser: AASW NSW
Further information

02 9615 4005

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7.5 CPD hours

This one-day interactive professional development training is designed for any social worker wishing to understand the latest research and approaches to ‘Vicarious Trauma’ and ‘Vicarious Resilience’.

This session explores emerging understandings from neurobiological research around the impacts of exposure to trauma, as well as considering the strategies that can be employed at an individual, team and service level.

Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in reflection and self-assessment by trying out evidence-based tools to assess vicarious trauma and professional self-care. This may include ProQOL, Compassion Fatigue Inventory, and the Ego Resiliency and Self Compassion Scales.professional development

Learning Outcomes include:

  • Explore some of the current thinking and emerging research around the effects on social workers of engaging with clients where there is trauma and vulnerability
  • Understand the impacts of individual and workplace stressors and the importance of maintaining hope and building in self-care strategies
  • Provide opportunities for reflection and action in relation to social workers not only surviving but thriving in their roles

About the presenter

Carolyn Cousins has worked in the fields of child protection, domestic violence and mental health for almost 20 years, holding frontline, specialty and management posts in both Australia and the UK. She has a Masters in Social Work and Adult Education. Now based on the Central Coast, she currently provides supervision and training to a range of workers in these fields across NSW. Carolyn runs specialist training in Child Protection, and NSW Health through the Education Centre Against Violence and the Health Education Training Institute.

A practical and accessible educator, she is passionate about equipping social workers to provide high quality services, while using the most up to date research and approaches.

There will be a limited number of places available for rural and remote social workers to attend via video . These places are reserved for those further than 2.5 hours' drive from Parramatta.

Register to attend the workshop by video

A light lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please inform AASW NSW of any dietary requirements at the time of registration.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers