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Date: 05/20/24 @ 8:45am-12pm (EST)    Cost: $75

Instructor: Claire Robitaille, Ph.D., LSW, Psychologist

CE Credit Hours: 3

Program Description: Support professionals responding to clients who have experienced direct trauma, are at greater risk for increased secondary trauma stress. Good self-care is a vital tool in reducing the effects of secondary or indirect trauma. This training will define what secondary trauma stress is, identify its symptoms, and explore self-care strategies for mitigating the negative impact and maintaining personal wellness.


·        Define what Secondary Trauma stress is and how it occurs

·        Understand the role of self-care in managing the symptoms of secondary trauma              

·        Discuss strategies for self-care


·        Define and explain the concept of secondary trauma

·        Recognize signs of secondary trauma

·        Explore prevention strategies

·        Identify a plan of action to maintain personal health and wellness


Workshop Outline:

8:45 – 9: 30 What is secondary trauma?

9:30 – 10:15 Symptoms of secondary trauma and their impact.

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:15 Looking at Prevention Strategies

11:15 to 11:45 Creating a Wellness Action Plan

11:45 – 12:00 Wrap up, questions and take aways

Level: Introductory

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, Inc. has been approved as a CE provider by the Ohio Psychological Association (#311358292), the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (RCS060502), and as a NBCC ACEPTM No. 7265.

Skill Level: Beginner

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