Online Training: Wounded Healers: Trauma Impact and Self-Care

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Length of Training: Two Hours
2 CE Credit Hours
Cost of Training: 

Purchase price includes access to training video and material for 10 days. Participants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC

Professional helpers sometimes forget to help themselves! This two-hour webinar will describe how professional helpers can build their own resilience in these stressful and uncertain times. Participants will learn about vicarious and secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, moral injury, and burnout. Using principles of trauma-informed care (trust & safety, choice, collaboration, empowerment, peer support, cultural & gender relevance), participants will learn strategies for self-care, relaxation, personal exploration, and professional development. Come prepared with some current examples in mind to discuss challenges and brainstorm solutions.

Topics to be covered include:
1) Wounded healers: How might trauma impact a staff member’s work with clients?  How might it affect their relationship to their supervision and the supervision process?
2) Creating a trauma-informed work environment: Taking care of our own! Introduction to parallel processes
3) Working with diversity
4) Occupational Hazards
5) Vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and moral injury
6) Developing and implementing a self-care plan

As a result of attending this training, participants will be better able to:
1) Describe their own work-related stressors through a trauma lens.
2) Describe specific work-related responses to stress, including vicarious and secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, moral injury, and burnout.
3) Explain how parallel processes between practitioners and clients can manifest in trauma-informed care.
4) Implement their own resilience and self-care plan.

Two Hours of Training

The training session runs for two hours. The charge is $60.  In order to receive a CE credit certificate after watching the training, you must complete and submit the quiz below. If you seek only psychology credits, the evaluation is optional, and you can remain anonymous. Access to training materials and video will last for 10 days following the payment of the registration fee. All registrants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.

Training registration fees are non-refundable.

Continuing Education Credit Hours

Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Wounded Healers: Trauma Impact and Self-Care, Course #5101, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Continuing Excellence LLC as an individual course. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 07/14/2023 – 07/14/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 2 general continuing education credits.

Jill S. Levenson, Ph.D., LCSW
Professor of Social Work, Barry University 

Dr. Jill Levenson is a Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, FL. She is a SAMHSA-trained trauma-informed care instructor, and has published 5 books and over 100 articles, many about adverse childhood experiences and trauma-informed care. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Justice and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Dr. Levenson is a licensed clinical social worker who has provided clinical and forensic services in South Florida for over 30 years. She has provided TIC trainings in more than 20 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC

Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155

Additional Information

This training is for professionals working with people who have experienced complex trauma as well as people who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.

Content Level
Intermediate to Advanced

The presenter(s) have published materials related to this training from which they may benefit financially.

Special Accommodations Statement
Safer Society and Continuing Excellence are dedicated to meeting the needs of all attendees. Attendees will be provided with copies of the presenters’ materials (PowerPoint slides, images, etc.) for their own reference. Please note that closed-captioning will be available for this video. If/when further accommodations are necessary, we will make every effort to suit participants’ needs.

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