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Thu, Jan 13


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Sustaining Ourselves While Supporting System Involved Youth: Preventing & Addressing Burnout & Vicarious Traumatization

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

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Sustaining Ourselves While Supporting System Involved Youth: Preventing & Addressing Burnout & Vicarious Traumatization

Time & Location

Jan 13, 2022, 9:30 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 burn-out and vicarious traumatization. In order to sustain themselves and provide

excellent support to system involved youth in need, providers need to understand signs of

burnout and vicarious traumatization (VT) and how to prevent and address burnout and VT. 

In this class participants will learn about burnout and VT, the differences between the two,

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 sustaining

themselves while serving system involved youth and their families.

Learning Objectives

  • List 3 symptoms of burnout and 3 symptoms of vicarious traumatization;
  • Identify at least 1 symptom of burnout and 1 symptom of vicarious traumatizationthey have or have had;
  • Develop a plan to maintain their ability to support system involved youth that includes atleast 3 strategies they will use.


9:30 – 9:45am  Welcome and Introduction

9:45 – 10:30am  Defines/Signs and Symptoms Burnout and VT

10:30 – 11:00am  Strategies for prevention

11:00 – 11:15am  Break (CEUs will not be offered for this time)

11:15am – 12:00pm  Strategies for addressing burnout and VT

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

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, boundaries, vicarious traumatization and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies. She has a private psychotherapy practice and is also the Chair of the Humanitarian Committee for the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology.

This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CEUs 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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