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Vicarious Trauma - Managing the Flames without Getting Scorched 

Course Description:

This course reviews the impact of vicarious trauma, countertransference, and compassion fatigue on the burnout process. The training content will assist the participant in identifying the signs and symptoms of each as well as the difference in impact between direct trauma and vicarious trauma on their relationships with clients and other staff.  Participants will complete a detailed wellness survey and construct a personal plan of change to increase their resiliency in response to the effects of vicarious trauma.

This training has been approved for 5.5 contact hours by the Connecticut Certification Board towards the training requirements for initial certification or re-certification as a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), Counselor in Training (CIT), Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP), or Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP). Additionally, it meets 5.5 hours of Ethics content towards initial certification or re-certification as a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC), Counselor in Training (CIT), Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP), or Certified Criminal Justice Professional (CCJP).

Course Learning Objectives:

Participants will:
1. review the impact of vicarious trauma, countertransference, and compassion fatigue on the burnout process. 
2. identify the signs and symptoms of each as well as the difference in impact between direct trauma and vicarious trauma on their relationships with clients and other staff.  
3. complete a detailed wellness survey
4. construct a personal plan of change to increase resiliency in response to the effects of vicarious trauma.



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