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Vicarious Trauma Training

Aim of the Workshop:

To support the development of skills in the prevention and management of burnout and vicarious traumatization while providing assistance to the Refugee & Asylum Seekers (RAS) population, including Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children (UASC).


As a result of the training, the participant will:

1) Learn how to recognise and to spot early signs of Burnout & Vicarious Trauma Impact and understand the main self-care skills on how to prevent this impact while supporting trauma survivors.

2) Learn how to support themselves by reducing Vicarious Trauma & Burnout Impact as well as develop an understanding of how to support colleagues affected by Vicarious Traumatisation (learn how to respond to distress reactions).

3) Be introduced to the basic skills of managing one’s own emotions and responses to clients’ emotional distress (simple practical tools that help to prevent further deterioration/impact and are designed for non-mental health professionals, but qualified therapists encouraged to attend as well).

Course Content:

This workshop is focused on prevention and management of Burnout & Vicarious Trauma while supporting traumatised clients. As a result of this training, participants will learn how to recognise warning signals and how to support themselves during Vicarious Traumatisation.
As professionals trained to care for others, we often overlook the need for personal self-care. Nevertheless, it is a well-known fact that professionals working with trauma clients are at a high risk of being negatively impacted by their work, specifically developing secondary traumatic stress and vicarious traumatization.

Course Structure:

This workshop offers a gentle approach to address the impact of Burnout and Vicarious Trauma, focusing on building awareness and imparting skills to prevent and manage these effects. Participants will transition from theoretical knowledge to practical skills, learning what they need to do during and after work. Notably, the workshop is experiential, with group exercises to enhance learning through reflection on different experiences. Participants will gain accessible skills that can be applied immediately after the workshop.

Course Facilitator:

Dzmitry Karpuk is a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist. He is registered with the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). He has considerable experience of working with traumatised clients for around 35 years. His particular interests include supporting professionals who work with traumatised and vulnerable clients, and those with burnout and secondary trauma impact. Dzmitry has significant experience of delivering trauma-related training to various professionals, both nationally and internationally. He is also a trainer and team member of Blake Emergency Services, Suicide Bereavement UK & the Complex Trauma Institute. He regularly provides individual and group supervision to a wide range of clinicians & non-mental health professionals (e.g. national organisations like Family Action, Migrant Help, Migration Yorkshire, Rape Crisis & many more).

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15 Apr 2024


9:00 AM - 4:00 PM



Virtual Event


Virtual via Zoom


Anna Anderson