First, Put On Your Oxygen Mask: Coping with Vicarious Trauma

Thursday, April 30, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont 
6 CE Contact Hours

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Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD

Here is what attendees had to say about Dr. Gold-Steinberg after her 2018 presentation:  
"Workshop was extremely user friendly, helpful, and can be applied right away."
"Really appreciated the speaker's knowledge, transparency, willingness to demonstrate, and provide a lot of examples and tools for different stages of treatment."
"Excellent presentation- Excellent graphic concepts."
"Conference was excellent - presenter was well prepared and knowledgeable. Very much appreciated the very comprehensive hand-outs!"
"Speaker did an excellent job of repeating/reframing questions asked by audience. Engaging, transparent speaker. Excellent pace and stayed on schedule. Outstanding handouts - easy to follow along and stay focused."
"Dynamic presenter, with many ideas of tools to establish a collaborative therapeutic relationship." 

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Course Description: 

Witnessing the trauma of others is the primary risk factor for developing vicarious trauma—a mixture of PTSD symptoms and disillusionment with our work as therapists. Yet most clinicians feel unprepared by their professional training to address these challenges. This workshop will validate vicarious trauma as an occupational hazard, rather than as a failure of self-care. Dr. Gold-Steinberg will offer both individual and communal strategies to ameliorate this risk, providing participants with opportunities to practice relevant skills and to brainstorm interventions that will buttress and sustain their professional practice.
Learning Objectives - at the end of this conference, participants will be able to:
1. Define vicarious trauma and recognize its symptoms.
2. Name 2 benefits of vicarious resilience.
3. Describe steps to debrief from vicarious trauma exposure.
4. Identify 2 organizational strategies to limit vicarious trauma exposure.
5. Identify 2 individual strategies to protect against vicarious trauma exposure.
6. Name 2 benefits of post-traumatic growth.

Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD, is a University of Michigan trained clinical psychologist and maintains a private psychotherapy and consultation practice in Ann Arbor, MI. She specializes in the treatment of trauma and attachment loss, is a certified practitioner of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and co-creator of, a website offering meditations, inspirations, and psycho-educational resources for therapists.
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Thursday, April 30, 2020
Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Coffee and Registration
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM            Taking inventory of vicarious trauma and resilience
10:00 AM -10:15 AM
Break and Refreshments 
10:15 AM - 11:30  AM            Organizational strategies for ameliorating vicarious trauma
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
           Debriefing vicarious trauma
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch in the Retreat cafeteria and included with your registration)
1:45 PM - 3:45 PM             Individual strategies for ameliorating vicarious trauma
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
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