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Vicarious trauma

What is it all about?

This course will help professionals to understand and deal with the psychological and emotional impact of working with victims of violence against women. This course provides practical strategies and support for the wellbeing for professionals as well as healthy workplace practices that support the wellness of the staff.

Who would find this useful?

This would be useful for every professional that takes seriously their own wellbeing and that of their colleagues in delivering a vital and necessary service to victims of violence against women. Improved health and wellbeing of staff can significantly increase how effectively you deliver services and can support the sustainability of your service.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand Vicarious Trauma
  • Understand Psychological trauma
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout
  • The role of empathy and compassion
  • Empathy work and emotional reactions to other people’s trauma
  • Effects of Vicarious Trauma
  • Preventing Vicarious Trauma and responding to symptoms
  • Practicing professional boundaries
  • Nurturing resilience
  • Self-care, peer, and organisational support.


Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


This course is also available as e-learning. For more information about our e-learning courses please visit our Webinars & E-learning page here


For more information about this course or to book Vicarious Trauma training please contact us at [email protected]

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