VICARIOUS TRAUMA AND GROUPS: WHERE DOES THE TRAUMA SIT IN THE ROOM? WHAT CAN WE DO WHEN CLIENTS AND/OR THE FACILITATOR ARE DEALING WITH VICARIOUS TRAUMA?
Following on from “Vicarious Trauma: Could it happen to you?“ this workshop focuses on the group process and dynamics involved when the group facilitator,
the clients, or both, have been impacted by vicarious trauma.
In this one-day workshop the following areas will be covered:
- As a group leader, how do you effectively facilitate a group where participants are suffering from VT?
- How do group leaders who have personally experienced VT effectively facilitate a group? Is our personal experience a hindrance or a help?
- What do group leaders need to do to protect themselves from taking on the vicarious trauma that the group is holding?
By attending this workshop, participants will:
- Become more knowledgeable about working in a trauma informed way in a group setting
- Be able to look at and hold a personal experience while also holding the group
- Identify when there is the need to self-protect and learn a variety of self-care methods to keep the trauma present in the room where it can be attended
Suitable for: Counsellors and/or group workers working in the field of trauma or those who are interested in this area of work and the
impact that vicarious trauma can have on the helping professions.
When: Friday 1st June 2018 from 9.30am to 4.30pm
Where: CatholicCare Training Room, Mary Potter Building, 2C West St, (corner Thomas St), Lewisham NSW
Cost: $210.00 (IGL members) or $260.00 (non IGL members) - (GST is not applicable). Morning tea and lunch is provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any special dietary requirements.
To register: Register and complete payment below. A Tax Invoice will be emailed to you. The payment needs to be completed before the workshop
occurs, for the registration to be fully confirmed.
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to participants for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
Toni has worked in the group work field for 20 years. Throughout this time frame her fields of work have varied extensively. Pertaining to Vicarious Trauma,
Toni hase been appreciative to be involved in, amongst other areas of work, two distinct areas of trauma. The first working with Vietnam veterans co-facilitating
a 5 day live in program with veterans and their wives. The second area currently involves with is working with Forgotten Australians and the impact
institutional life and childhood trauma has had on them throughout their lives. Combat trauma and childhood trauma and both very different and similar
at the same time. The resulting impact on the aging adult is profound and weighs heavily on the outcomes for the person post the trauma events.She
has been able to both see and feel the impact that working in the trauma field can have on an individual worker and the organisation that is supporting
the worker. These experiences have not only allowed for continuous growth in her own group work but has also led to an avid enthusiasm to try to understand
the way people engage with others.