New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

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The Impact of Our Work: Compassion Fatigue & Vicarious Trauma

  • September 13, 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Executive Court Banquet Facility; 1199 S. Mammoth Rd, Manchester NH
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A 6 hour training event with Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW, CTP

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)

PRESENTATION: It is understood that vicarious trauma is an occupational hazard that often leads to lack of job satisfaction, job productivity, and negative outcomes for both workers and agencies. Behavioral Health Professionals are at increased risk for vicarious trauma and yet the impact of exposures is often not recognized. In this session, participants will gain understanding of the symptoms and impacts of vicarious trauma. Further participants will learn critical skills in prevention and self-care. The role and opportunities for agencies to prevent and respond will also be explored. As a result of this training, participant will be able to:

1. Distinguish between burn-out, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma;

2. Recognize personal and agency factors that place them at greater risk for compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma;

3. Understand the impact on job performance and personal satisfaction;

4. Practice opportunities to interrupt a stress response;

5. Identify self-care opportunities; and

6. Learn opportunities to safe-guard from the negative impact of vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue through changes in agency culture, systematic supports and supportive supervision.

PRESENTER: Dr. Tana Bridge is a professor of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. Her advanced studies include a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, a Doctorate in Philosophy from Wayne State University and several advanced certifications. Dr Bridge is recognized for her passion, expertise, and skills in engagement. She has a 25-year track record of excellence in teaching, mentorship and service.

Dr. Bridge’s expertise in trauma, ethical practice and collaboration are common threads in all areas of engagement. Her excellence in teaching has served to empower students in the classroom and agency practitioners locally and nationally. Believing that process with integrity is hallmark, her service leads to collaborative, successful outcomes. Dr. Bridge currently serves on many committees and is the Governor’s appointed chair to the State of Michigan Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.

Dr. Bridge has several awards and certifications. She is the recipient of a Trauma and Loss Consultant of the Year Award from the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and the Marshall Service Award, Excellent Teachers Engaging Alumni Award and the distinguished Ronald W. Collins Award from EMU. She is licensed in both clinical and macro practice.

Fee: No Cost; *NBCC add $5. Lunch will be on your own.

For registration information contact: 603-225-7060,

6 Contact Hours Available

Certified Prevention Specialist Domains:  6

LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 4, 15-17

CRSW Performance Domains:  3 & 4

NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC(Category 1) & Psychologist Category A

(NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

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