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Resourcing the Therapist and Preventing Burnout

About the Course:

The goal of this webinar is to resource the listener so that the listener can avoid Vicarious Traumatization, Secondary Traumatic Stress and burnout while experiencing compassion satisfaction and professional growth. We will do that through suggestions for self-assessment, contrasting diagnosis with attunement, personal mindfulness, some reconceptualization of the client’s and the therapist’s roles in therapy. In addition we will devote attention to recognizing symptoms of overload before it is too late to recover. We will also enumerate the vicarious gifts of working with this population.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, Resourcing the Therapist and Preventing Burnout created by Susan Hykes in 2019.

Publication Date:

1:45pm – 3:15pm EDT 10/3/2019

Course Material Author

Susan Hykes

Susan Hykes is a spiritual director and a registered psychotherapist who is listed in the State of Colorado database and authorized by law to practice though not licensed. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BA in mathematics and a teaching certificate. She has been in private practice since 1989 and has accrued over 1500 hours of continuing education in professional workshops since that time. Her previous professional experience includes system analyst, management consultant, and Executive Director of a treatment center for recovering alcoholics. She has had extensive experience counseling others since 1970 and has empowered many people to find growth and wholeness. Her experience includes individual, family, and couples counseling, grief counseling, co-dependency and addiction recovery, and post-traumatic stress recovery, including dissociative disorders. She has presented at national conferences on the subjects of Narcissism, Professional Ethics, and the Comorbidity of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and CPSTD.

Course Creator

Jane Doe

Sandi Cardaman has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 15 years. She has worked with eating disorders, domestic violence and clients who are working with the dependency system.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for intermediate levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize 3 symptoms of Vicarious Traumatization

  2. Identify at least 3 protective practices that combat/relieve symptoms of Vicarious Traumatization.

  3. Differentiate between Vicarious Traumatization and Secondary Traumatic Stress.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1.5 CE Credit hour

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1.5 CPD hour

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Course Material

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Course Number 102753
1.5 credit hour
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  • Recorded Webinar
Exam Fee: $8.96 No exam fee with a membership package!
4.2 out of 5
15 members have taken this course


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