Wednesday 22 November 2017

Self-Care and Vicarious Trauma Training for Frontline Staff

East Midlands Councils and Freedom from Torture are holding a one day event on self-care and vicarious trauma.

Frontline staff who are at risk of vicarious trauma because they work with asylum seekers or refugees who have been through serious trauma or torture need to be able to recognise the impact of vicarious trauma on themselves and be equipped with strategies to mitigate this. Self-care and Vicarious Trauma is Freedom from Torture’s most in-demand course, which they have been delivering since 2011. It is designed for professionals from all disciplines, those who have been therapeutically trained as well as those who have not. The course will enable you to identify risk factors, indicators of vicarious trauma and to develop approaches and strategies to reduce the risk as well as the impact of vicarious trauma and its consequences.

Content of the day

The aim of the day is to provide participants with a greater base of knowledge and tools to deal with the risks of working with individuals who have experienced serious trauma, and materials related to this.

By the end of the training programme, participants will be able to:

  • Define vicarious trauma
  • Identify factors that put one at risk of experiencing vicarious trauma
  • Describe systemic influences and how these relate to the individual’s experience of vicarious trauma
  • Reflect upon personal levels of vicarious trauma
  • Identify physical, psychological and social aspects of vicarious trauma and specific approaches to deal with each aspect
  • Identify risk factors for vicarious trauma in the workplace and formulate specific actions to reduce risk

Who should attend?

The training is aimed at front-line staff in the statutory and voluntary sectors who work with individuals that have experienced serious trauma, with an emphasis on those working with unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC).

The Trainers:

Debra Gordon B.A (Hons). Debra’s current role since 2012 is as Psychological Therapist and Trainer with Freedom from Torture. Her clinical training is in Gestalt psychotherapy and she is an Accredited Member of BACP. She has over 22 years’ experience of working as a Clinician and Trainer with vulnerable clients and complex trauma needs. She provides bespoke training for organisations, which have frontline contact with asylum seekers and refugees.

Georgia Jaji M.A. Georgia’s current role since 2016 is as Psychological Therapist and Trainer with Freedom from Torture. Her clinical training is in Art Psychotherapy and she is a Member of BAAT. She has experience of working as a Clinician and Trainer with vulnerable clients and complex trauma needs, including asylum seekers, refugees, and unaccompanied/looked after children and young people.

Event Date

Wednesday 27 September 2017 - 9.30 am – 5.00 pm

Venue

Pera Business Park
Nottingham Road
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire
LE13 0PB

Costs

***Buy one place, get a second half price***

 £175 + VAT for EMC Members 

£225 + VAT for Non-members 

Lunch and other refreshments included

Closing Date for bookings:

13th September 2017

Terms and Conditions

Please read our booking and cancellation Terms and Conditions

For further details contact: Matt Clarke, UASC Policy Officer

Matthew.Clarke@emcouncils.gov.uk

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