The WMHI’s popular Vicarious Trauma Training provides people with the knowledge, skills, and tools to look after their personal mental health and wellbeing, specifically, when dealing with people who have experienced trauma, or with material of a highly sensitive or emotional nature.

$115.00

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Protect your mental health and wellbeing from trauma that comes from exposure to other people’s negative experiences

Synopsis:

There are people in our communities that have difficult and painful life stories. So painful that they could potentially be experiencing trauma. If you are in close contact with their stories, it’s important that you learn how to protect yourself too and that you don’t develop trauma yourself. The Vicarious Trauma Training gives you the tools to be able to help but to do so in a manner that is safe to your own mental health and wellbeing.

Description:

The Vicarious Trauma Training provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to look after their own personal mental health and wellbeing, when dealing with people who have experienced trauma, or when working with difficult, emotional, sensitive, or potentially traumatic material and information.

Are you in contact with people that have experienced trauma, or do you work with the type of material or information that could be traumatic? Ongoing exposure to this type of negativity could be harmful or even traumatic to you if you don’t have the tools to protect your mental health and wellbeing.

Protect your own personal mental health and wellbeing from trauma that comes from exposure to other people’s negative experiences.

On successful completion of the course assessment, you will receive a certificate of accreditation, which may be used for professional development requirements, with your professional body.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how the brain and body operate when responding to trauma and potentially traumatic material and information.
  • Understand the power and importance of empathy, how it can help and hinder our own wellbeing as a responder and apply strategies to utilize empathy effectively for ourselves and the person who has experienced trauma.
  • Identify signs they may be overstepping the limits of their role and be able to respond effectively to ensure they are acting appropriately within professional boundaries.
  • Distinguish between Vicarious Trauma, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and Compassion Fatigue, and identify early signs of these developing.
  • Respond in a timely and effective manner to the signs of vicarious trauma, stress, and burnout, to prevent it from escalating.
  • Apply a range of strategies and tools to build and maintain their personal emotional fitness, when dealing with highly sensitive information.
People who have bought this course have also bought the MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS TRAINING

Benefits of the Online Vicarious Trauma Training:

  • Learn at your own pace with a course that is split into bite-sized modules.
  • This is a course developed by psychologists who have worked directly with trauma in both the clinical and workplace settings.
  • Real and practical advice that protects your mental health from vicarious trauma.
  • The course is taught in everyday language, ensuring you don’t get lost in clinical jargon.

Who Is This Online Course For?:

  • First responders like ambulance officers and paramedics
  • Call center personnel
  • Hospital Emergency Department staff dealing with emergencies
  • Police officers
  • Fire fighters
  • Psychologists and counsellors helping people through trauma
  • Family and friends of people that have experienced a potentially traumatic event
  • Anybody that wants to be able to help when it matters most

Have A Group?:

Group discounts apply.

Key individuals at your organization can be allocated ´Manager´ status to track the progress of each participant through the program.

Alternatively, this online Vicarious Trauma course can also be provided to you in SCORM files to upload to your Learning Management System.

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Course Curriculum

    • Welcome to the Vicarious Trauma Training 00:03:00
    • What is Trauma and how the brain works 00:07:00
    • VTT Trauma Quiz 1 Unlimited
    • Common responses that can serve as coping mechanisms 00:06:00
    • VTT Trauma Quiz 2 Unlimited
    • PTSD, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction 00:08:00
    • VTT Trauma Quiz 3 Unlimited
    • Resilience: Support & Challenge Model 00:05:00
    • VTT Resilience Quiz 1 Unlimited
    • The Role of Empathy: Risks, benefits and the stress spiral 00:08:00
    • VTT Resilience Quiz 2 Unlimited
    • Empathy, our Roles and Managing those around us 00:09:00
    • VTT Resilience Quiz 3 Unlimited
    • Positive Psychology Practices 00:06:00
    • VTT Resilience Quiz 4 Unlimited
    • Beliefs and Resilience 00:10:00
    • VTT Resilience Quiz 5 Unlimited
    • Coping Strategies 00:05:00
    • VTT Strategies Quiz 1 Unlimited
    • The Science on Strategies 00:06:00
    • VTT Strategies Quiz 2 Unlimited
    • Hotspots and Triggers 00:04:00
    • VTT Strategies Quiz 3 Unlimited
    • Using Debriefing effectively 00:05:00
    • VTT Strategies Quiz 4 Unlimited
    • Reflection and Action 00:04:00
    • VTT Strategies Quiz 5 Unlimited
    • Conclusion 00:00:00