Empathy is an essential part of mental health and care work with others. Unfortunately this essential aspect of good help and caring can come with a cost to carers. This cost can be stress, empathy burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma also known as secondary traumatic stress. Recognition and awareness of these risks is essential for support for us in our helping roles, and to prevent its onset.
This workshop will explore the risks in helping others, and how helpers can move from personal risk to resilience by using strategies and core dimensions of self care. “Nurturing yourself is not selfish – it’s essential to your survival and your well-being” Renee Peterson Trudeau.
- Participants will learn about the neurology of interpersonal empathetic experiences that put helpers and therapist at risk.
- Participants with gain an understanding of the differences between empathy burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
- Participants will learn to recognise the signs and symptoms of each. Participants will learn strategies for dealing with stress and burnout.
- Sunday, 15th July 2018, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Who Should Apply:
- This course will be of interest to professionals and volunteers who work with clients in counselling or mental health services in general.
- Certificate of Attendance and Participation
- CPD: 6 hours
- €90.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)
- This course is part of IICP’s Summer Series and eligible for our 3 for 2 offer so book any two summer series workshops and get a third one free!
- Note: The discount for IICP Students / Alumni and VCS Counsellors cannot be used in conjunction with the 3 for 2 offer.
You have the option of either applying online through our online application form or else by downloading an application form and sending it along with your payment to the IICP office.
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