Dealing with Vicarious Traumatisation and Burnout

This training is exclusively for colleagues that work with the Refugee & Asylum seeker (RAS) population in the East of England. It is suitable for new attendees, and for those who have previously attended a session but would like to refresh their knowledge.

7th March 2024
09:00 - 16:00
Entry Fees


This training, delivered by Dzmitry Karpuk, a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist who has considerable experience of working with refugees and asylum seekers, is open to caseworkers assisting asylum seekers, resettled refugees and Afghan families across the East of England.

Aim of the workshop:
To support the development of skills in prevention and management of Burnout and Vicarious Traumatisation while supporting the Refugee & Asylum seekers (RAS) population

As a result of this training, participants will:
1. Learn how to recognise and to spot early signs of Burnout & Vicarious Trauma Impact and understand the main self-care skills on how to prevent this impact while supporting trauma survivors.
2. Learn how to support themselves by reducing Vicarious Trauma & Burnout Impact as well as develop an understanding of how to support colleagues affected by Vicarious Traumatisation (learn how to respond to distress reactions).
3. Be introduced to the basic skills of managing one’s own emotions and responses to clients’ emotional distress (simple tools that help to prevent further deterioration/impact and are designed for non-mental health professionals)

This workshop is focused on prevention and management of Burnout & Vicarious Trauma while supporting RAS clients. As a result of this training, participants will learn how to recognise warning signals and how to support themselves during Vicarious Traumatisation.

As professionals who are trained to care for others, we often overlook the need for personal self-care. Nevertheless, it is a well-known fact that professionals working with trauma clients are at a high risk of being negatively impacted by their work, specifically developing Secondary Traumatic stress and Vicarious Traumatisation.

This workshop offers a very gentle approach to address Burnout & Vicarious Trauma Impact with a focus on establishing awareness as well as learning skills on how to prevent and manage this impact. It is also worth noting that this workshop is experiential and group exercises will be offered. This means that participants learn by reflecting on the experiences they get from doing different exercises and learning accessible skills which can be applied immediately after this workshop.

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