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Secondary Trauma and Self-Care

Program Date & Time:
March 22, 2024 | 10:00am-12:00pm
Modality:
  • Webinar
Registration Fee:
$30.00
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Additional Details
Instructional Hours:
2.00
Registration Deadline:
3/21/24 11:59 PM
Cancellation Deadline:
3/21/24 11:59 PM
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Description
Clinicians working with those who have experienced trauma and suffering may encounter emotional distress and a variety of personal reactions, including vivid imagery and nightmares, disruptions to relationships, feelings of helplessness and self-doubt, and becoming triggered in contact with clients. Clinicians may also experience awareness and appreciation for their own good fortune, strengthened optimism, and a new appreciation of spiritual paths (e.g., Cohens & Collins, 2012). This course will explore secondary trauma, posttraumatic growth, and the potential impact of bearing witness to the suffering of those who have endured trauma. You will become familiar with the Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) measure which can be used to assist you with examining how you have been impacted by helping those who have experienced trauma and suffering. Strategies to promote your own self-care and the self-care of your clients will also be discussed.

Keywords: trauma, relationships

Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define secondary trauma.
  • Discuss posttraumatic growth.
  • Use the Professional Quality of Life measure to reflect on how they have been impacted by helping those who have experienced trauma and suffering.
  • Identify self-care strategies for themselves and their clients.
Disclosures
Pee Dee AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials. Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring any conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest. Provisions of these educational activities by Pee Dee AHEC does not imply endorsement by Pee Dee AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.
Credits Available
  • Social Worker
    SC Board of Social Work Examiners (Non-SW)
    Credit Statement
    This program is approved for 2 non-social work hours of continuing education by Pee Dee AHEC, a part of the South Carolina AHEC system, as defined by the South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners.
  • Counselors/Therapists
    SC Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors
    Credit Statement
    This program is approved for 2 hours of continuing education by Pee Dee AHEC, a division of SC AHEC, under its accreditation by the South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psycho-Educational Specialists.
  • All other participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    This program provides .2 CEUs by Pee Dee AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
Locations/Participation Options
Contact(s)

If you have questions about the credits, location/video conference information, or any other details specific to this particular program, please reach out to the contact(s) below:

  • Name:
    Kimberly Morris
    Phone:
    843-777-5352
    Email:
    kimberlymorris@mcleodhealth.org
  • Name:
    Nita Jackson
    Phone:
    843-777-5343
    Email:
    bejackson@mcleodhealth.org
If you have questions related to registering or using the AHEC Learning Portal, please contact ofte@musc.edu.