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Vicarious Trauma and Cultivating Resiliency (2 CEUs)

  • Sat, February 26, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • ZOOM
  • 54


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Presented by Margaux Helm, LMFT

In these uncertain times, including covid-19, climate change and political unrest, mental health professionals are more  susceptible to vicarious trauma and burnout. Working from home and online can add to challenges in navigating our  professional and personal well-being. This training is an opportunity to explore how the collective climate is impacting  clinical work. Identifying and treating symptoms of vicarious trauma benefits clients by improving clinical efficacy. Issues with counter-transference, projective identification, and healthy boundaries. We will discuss the antidotes to vicarious trauma and create a resiliency plan to sustain hopefulness and professionalism.

In the second part of the presentation, there will be a panel of LMFTs who work in different settings and with diverse  populations such as youth, first responders and marginalized populations. They will share experiences of working with trauma survivors from marginalized communities, the impact of vicarious trauma in their careers and strategies to ensure that your clinical work with your clients is not impacted. There will be time for discussion and connecting with colleagues to help with the exchange of ideas for professional and personal skills development.

Educational Goals

The goal for the mental health professional is to identify when being impacted by vicarious trauma and to address symptoms, thus improving effectiveness and sustainability as a clinician.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the difference between vicarious trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue.
  2. Identify 5 signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma
  3. Identify 3 ways to cultivate resiliency
  4. Address issues related to counter-transference and boundaries
  5. Re-frame the present challenges
  6. Create a personal and professional resiliency plan

About the Presenter

Margaux Helm, MEd, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working in the field of trauma recovery. Her career in mental health therapy began working in school and agency settings with children who were victims or perpetrators of violence. She is certified and an approved consultant in the evidence-based trauma therapy Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). For 12 years, she was Director of Programs at WEAVE, Sacramento County’s primary provider of domestic violence and sexual assault services. She also served as adjunct faculty in the graduate counselor education program at California State University Sacramento. Her private practice in Sacramento specializes in helping individuals and couples heal from trauma and create healthy relationships.

This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SVC-CAMFT), provider #62279, is approved by CAMFT to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. SVC-CAMFT maintains the responsibility for the program and all its content.

CE Credit will be awarded via email after the completion of the course in exchange for a course evaluation. No CEUs will be awarded to persons arriving late or leaving early. Partial CE credit will not be awarded. 

This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre-licensees.


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