Freedom from Torture - Self-care and Vicarious Trauma training - LONDON

Self-care and Vicarious Trauma training - LONDON

Booking group
14 March, 2018 - 09:15 to 17:00
111 Isledon Road, London, N7 7JW

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Do you or your staff work with asylum seekers or refugees who have been through serious trauma and/or torture?

Did you know that working with seriously traumatised individuals puts people at risk of themselves being 'vicariously traumatised'?

The impact can range from mild upset that dissipates quickly, through to more serious longer-term dysfunction.

Managers who want to be effective in supporting their staff to deal with the impact of such work need to know what vicarious trauma (VT) is, how it happens and what strategies they  can adopt to reduce the risk of long-term consequences for them and their staff.

Frontline staff who are at risk of VT because they work with asylum seekers or refugees who have been through serious trauma or torture need to be able to recognise the impact of VT on themselves and be equipped with strategies to mitigate this impact.   

Self-care and Vicarious Trauma is Freedom from Torture’s most in-demand course, which we have been delivering throughout the UK since 2011.  It is designed for professionals from all disciplines, those who have been therapeutically trained as well as those who have not.  The course will enable you to identify risk factors, indicators of vicarious trauma and to develop approaches and strategies to reduce the risk as well as the impact of vicarious trauma and its consequences.

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a greater base of knowledge and tools to deal with the risks of working with individuals who have experienced serious trauma, and/or materials related to this.

By the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Define vicarious trauma
  • Identify factors that put one at risk of experiencing vicarious trauma
  • Describe systemic influences and how these relate to the individuals experience of vicarious trauma
  • Reflect upon personal levels of vicarious trauma
  • Identify physical, psychological and social aspects of vicarious trauma and specific approaches to deal with each aspect
  • Identify risk factors for vicarious trauma in the workplace and formulate specific actions to reduce risk

Date:  14 March 2018, 9.15 - 5.00

Venue: 111 Isledon Road, London, N7 7JW

Fee: £110 per person - SOLD OUT

This course has sold out, but if you would like to be put on our waiting list in case someone drops out or for future courses, please contact Lynn Hiltz at