Training for Immigration Law Practitioners

This one-day training is for immigration law practitioners who work directly with asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants who have suffered serious trauma including torture; and material related to this.

Reason for training :

  • To give immigration law practitioners an insight into self-care and vicarious traumatisation.
  • To support immigration law practitioners feel more confident in identifying, and acting on indicators of this type of traumatisation.

Overall aims and objectives of this training

Aim of session:  

To provide immigration legal practitioner’s with the knowledge and suggestions to better manage the impact of working with severely traumatised clients including survivors of torture. 

Module 1

Learning objectives  

By the end of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Define vicarious trauma.
  • Identify factors that put one at risk of experiencing vicarious trauma.

Module 2

Learning objectives   

  • Describe systemic influences and how these relate to the individual’s experience of vicarious trauma.
  • Reflect upon personal levels of vicarious trauma.

Module 3

Learning objectives   

  • Identify the physical, psychological and social aspects of vicarious trauma. 
  • Explore individual strategies that can be included in a personal self-care plan.
  • Reflect upon risk factors for VT in the workplace and explore organisational approaches to mitigate risk and enable support.

This training has been designed collaboratively with Claiming Space  And in partnership with the Immigration Law Practitioner Association (ILPA

The open day training is open to ILPA members and other immigration legal practitioners. We have programmes being delivered in London, Birmingham and Manchester in 2019, dates and venues to be confirmed shortly.

What participants said about the training

"It's good to know that you’re not alone – it’s important to understanding if  and when you are impacted and act if you want to continue in your role and be effective for your clients."

"I was really impressed, I did not know what to expect but I thought it was very thought-provoking and structured very well."

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