Low Impact Debriefing:
Managing Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Research shows that effective and frequent debriefing opportunities significantly reduces the risk of secondary traumatic stress symptoms for professionals working in trauma-exposed environments.

 

Naturally, helping professionals want to talk about the difficult things they see and hear, however, sometimes instead of effectively debriefing, these conversations seem more like venting and offloading.

 

With a few simple techniques, helpers can transform these conversations into helpful dialogue for processing and reflecting on trauma exposure while reducing the risk of transferring secondary trauma onto others.

 

  • Debriefing

    • The definition and purpose of debriefing

  • The ABCs 

    • The foundational elements of the debriefing process

  • Guidelines 

    • 4 simple guidelines that make debriefing effective and safe

  •  The 3 Ds

    • Deeper therapeutic strategies for the debriefing with emotional individuals

Who it is for

This training series is designed for helping professionals and volunteers in various sectors such as social and human services, mental health services, addiction services, criminal justice, education, animal care, and healthcare.

How it works
 

Option 1  -   Live Online Workshop

We will schedule a 2 hour training session for your team using an online learning platform. Participants will be able to interact and ask questions during these live sessions. 

Option 2  -   Online course

Your team will be given access to an online course where they can work through the material at their own pace. The course includes short 3 chapters with several short lessons in each, including video presentations, worksheets and group discussion boards. 

A live Q&A online session may be scheduled so that participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, get feedback and engage in open dialogue regarding the training series. 

Amanda Rocheleau, MSW, RSW
Counselling & Consulting

14 Bayswater Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario   K1Y 2E4

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