Vicarious Trauma Training

Vicarious Trauma Training

Audience: Victim advocates, educators, attorneys, law enforcement, mental health workers, medical professionals and all allied professionals who assist crime victims 
Method: In-person Instructor led
Duration: 1/2 day or custom duration

Those in helping professions also need to care for themselves. Hearing stories of others’ trauma and witnessing traumatic scenes firsthand can affect medical professionals, police officers, lawyers, therapists and others. Called vicarious trauma, it can lead to a variety of symptoms, including feelings of sadness or irritability, loss of a sense of purpose, hopelessness and more.

How to Address Vicarious Trauma

Organizations and individuals can alleviate the effects of vicarious trauma through training. Equip your group with the skills and tools they need to combat the stress that comes with responding to people in pain and crisis. Creighton University’s training can provide resources and education tailored to your group.

Class Content

This course focuses on vicarious trauma with an emphasis on the role of the supervisor. Participants will study research-based ideas, and they’ll have a chance to explore their own experiences through class discussions. A mix of instruction and interaction, this training session can be customized to meet the most immediate needs of your group.