Debriefing as a Helping Professional
Strategies for Communicating Effectively About Our Work
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.
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 - Online course
You can sign up anytime for this self-guided online course. The course includes 6 chapters with several short lessons in each, including video presentations, worksheets and group discussion boards. The course can be complete in 2-3 hours but you have access to it for a lifetime.
Option 2 - Online course for teams/groups
I can enroll your whole team to the course at once. They can work through the lessons together or on their own time. They will also have 2 months to access the course and a certificate of completion is provided at the end.
Optional: A live Q&A online session may be scheduled afterwards so that participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, get feedback and engage in open dialogue regarding the training series.
Option 3 - 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.