Education is the first step in preventing impairment. By reviewing the
information on this site, counselors can increase their knowledge about
issues of impairment and begin developing a self-care program individualized
to meet the needs of their whole self. It is important to begin a dialogue
with colleagues and supervisors about the impact of the work and ways
to make wellness a reality, both individually and systemically. In addition
to reviewing the content of this site and dialoguing with peers about
these important issues, many counselors find it helpful to attend in-person
training programs. Wherever counselors may find themselves on the spectrum
from wellness to impairment, educational programs focused on developing
self-awareness, creating community, and learning tools to transform
stress can help build their resiliency against impairment.
We would like for this page to be an ever-growing listing of available
training opportunities across the nation that focus on the topics of
stress, impairment, vicarious traumatization, self-care and wellness.
Please forward training announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org
so that we can post them here for all counselors to access.
Ongoing Training Programs
An experiential, empowerment-based training program
on working more effectively with trauma survivors. This training provides
participants with important information on trauma, counter-transference,
vicarious traumatization, and self-care.
Vicarious Traumatization Workshop and Consultations
The Traumatic Stress Institute staff developed the
concept of vicarious traumatization. Through their organization, counselors
can participate in workshops or consultations on vicarious traumatization
to discuss the therapeutic relationship, examine counter-transference
responses,and gain information and awareness about the effects and management
of vicarious traumatization.
Healing through Creative Expression
An experiential workshop that increases understanding of vicarious trauma
and offers creative approaches to working with our experiences. Participants
will experience firsthand the rejuvenating effects of creative activities
designed to assist helpers by focusing on triumph, hope, visioning towards
the future and releasing trauma.
Friday, April 8, 2005
Task Force on Impaired Counselors presents a workshop at the ACA Conference
in Atlanta, Georgia on Counselor Impairment and Building Resiliency.
Saturday, April 9, 2005
The Counseling Association for Humanistic Education and Development
sponsors the C-AHEAD Wellness Center at the ACA Conference in Atlanta
7:45 a.m. –9:30 a.m. Meditation to Foster Wellness
10:45 a.m.-12:15 a.m. Adventures in Wellness, Part 1
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Adventures in Wellness, Part 2
2:15 p.m–3:45 p.m. Yoga for Everyone
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