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Tue, Nov 08


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Preventing & Addressing Vicarious Traumatization to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

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Preventing & Addressing Vicarious Traumatization to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth
Preventing & Addressing Vicarious Traumatization to Improve Outcomes for System Involved Youth

Time & Location

Nov 08, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST

Online Event

About the Event

Rachel Michaelsen

Training Description

Those who support stressed and traumatized populations, particularly those with limited internal and external resources such as system involved youth and their families, often experience vicarious traumatization.  Support providers need to understand signs of vicarious traumatization (VT) and how to prevent and address VT in order to improve outcomes for system involved youth and families. In this training participants, will learn about burnout and VT, the differences between the two, and strategies for preventing and addressing them including how to complete the stress cycle and specific regulating exercises. They will have the opportunity to make a plan to prevent VT while serving system involved youth and their families.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

· Identify 3 symptoms of vicarious traumatization;

· Identify at least 1 symptom of burnout and 1 symptom of vicarious traumatization which they have experienced in their work with system involved youth; and

· Identify at least 3 strategies they will use to prevent or manage vicarious traumatization within their efforts to support system involved youth and families.


9:00 – 9:15 am  Welcome and Introduction

9:15 – 9:45 am  Defines/Signs and Symptoms Burnout and VT

9:45 – 10:30 am  Strategies for prevention

10:30 – 10:45 am  BREAK (CE hours will not be offered for this   time)

10:45 am – 12:00 pm  Strategies for addressing Burnout and VT

12:00 – 12:30 pm  Set goals and plan for prevention and intervention and course evaluations

Meet Our Trainer

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for over thirty years. She has taught courses in DSM-5, clinical supervision, law and ethics, childhood psychopathology, time management, vicarious traumatization and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies. She is a California Association for Marriage and Family Certified Supervisor and has a Certificate in Advanced Supervision from Smith College School for Social Work. Rachel has a private practice and is the chair of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology’s Humanitarian Committee.y.

This course meets the qualifications for (3.25) BBS CE Hours for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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