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Working With Trauma: Impact On Health Care Providers And First Responders

This is a FREE training event. 

Date: Friday, July 22, 2022

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

This workshop will focus on issues related to secondary trauma that impact professionals who work with vulnerable populations and populations with histories of child maltreatment, trauma and complex trauma. The class will also address those providers who work regularly with clients with intense pain, grief and loss. Definitions and differences between burn out, countertransference (how our personal experiences may interfere with our work), burn out, compassion fatigue and secondary trauma will be reviewed. Signs and symptoms of secondary trauma, as well as indications that it is interfering in one’s work or personal life will be discussed. A self-assessment tool(s)will be given. Specific triggers that could activate secondary trauma will also be presented. There will be a brief discussion on the comparison of Complex Trauma with clients, and the potential for “Complex Trauma” that the provider is experiencing as a result of 2 years of COVID-19. The workshop will conclude with strategies for restorative work, self-care and prevention

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Please contact Tony Alioto at or at (707) 512-0957 for any questions or concerns or if you require any accommodations to participate in this training. Requests must be received by 7/8/22.

Meet Our Presenter!

Julie Robbins, MSW, LCSW, has 35 years of experience providing training and clinical psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults in child abuse, domestic violence, and related issues in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has conducted numerous small and large trainings on secondary traumatic stress for professionals in the field. Ms. Robbins serves on the board of directors for the California Professional Association on the Abuse of Children.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this training you will learn:

How to define secondary traumatization

Characteristics of secondary traumatization

Ways to prevent secondary traumatization/Develop a self-care plan


9:00AM - 10:00AM: Overview of countertransference and secondary traumatization

10:00AM - 10:30AM: Indicators of secondary trauma

10:30AM - 11:00AM: Self assessment tools

11:00AM - 11:30AM: Ways to identify countertransference and secondary traumatization 

11:30AM - 12:00 AM: How to work with countertransference & secondary traumatization: self-care, restorative work and prevention


Continuing Education Units: All attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Participants may apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) when they fill out the follow-up survey. Certificates for CEUs will be mailed to participants within two weeks following the event.

Course meets qualifications for 3 hours of Continuing Education Units (Provider #128510) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences). The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs and LCSWs. CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CEUs will be available after the webinar for a fee of $30.