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When the Personal is Professional: Understanding and addressing vicarious trauma

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute 114 Maitland Street Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1E1 Canada
Facilitator: Bo Yih Thom, MSW., RSW.

Not feeling “yourself” at work or at home? Intrusive thoughts or challenging emotions? You may be affected by vicarious trauma, a common experience among clinicians, direct service workers, and advocates. This interactive workshop will take an in-depth look at vicarious trauma, and countertransference, contributing factors in its development, manifestations on a personal and professional level along with resiliency-based strategies to address it. Practical information is further developed through discussion, self-reflection exercises, and group activities, using an intersectional lens.
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