Through lecture, discussion, and group activities participants will be introduced to the fundamental knowledge required to ethically supervise mental health counselors working with the complex dynamics and behavioral manifestation of trauma, as the primary presenting problem or co-occuring with other mental health concerns. Models of working with Trauma and Crisis will be reviewed and the concept of secondary trauma will be explored. The workshop will include discussion of best practices for Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and supervision; provide an opportunity to learn basic trauma interventions; and utilize an easily available assessment to evaluate a clinician’s compassion satisfaction versus compassion fatigue.
- Develop a working understanding of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and basic trauma interventions.
- Identify and discuss current best practices in Trauma-Informed Supervision (TIS).
- Identify signs and symptoms of Secondary Trauma
- Understand risk factors and interventions for Secondary-Traumatic Stress (STS) experienced by clinicians.
- Experience how the PROQOL Quality of Life Scale distinguishes compassion satisfaction from compassion fatigue
- Define and discuss the CARE, Emotionally Focused, and Wellness models of supervision as they relate to Trauma and Crisis.
- Recognize trauma, as co-occuring, with multiple presenting problems commonly managed by mental health counselors.