Course Description

Hours: 12

This two-day interactive trauma-informed workshop explores the impact of helping work on the worker. This workshop is designed to provide an in-depth look at the interpersonal and systemic pressures of bearing witness to challenging and traumatic stories on you, the helper. Issues such as secondary traumatic stress, moral injury and empathy fatigue  will be explored. Skills, theories and practice will be shared in conversation throughout the two days.

Spend these two days looking after yourself. 
Note: There is significant overlap between this workshop and Secondary Traumatic Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Resilience. It is not recommended that you take both workshops as the content will be quite similar.


For more information contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:

Email: fswprofessionaldevelopment@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234

Cancellations and Transfers
Be sure to carefully review our cancellation and transfer information before registering.

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Caring for Self as You Care for Others
Workshop Remote
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9:00AM to 4:00PM
Oct 12, 2022 to Oct 13, 2022
Schedule and Location
Total Hours
Delivery Options
Workshop Remote  
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $360.00
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Instructor: Sue Gallagher, MSW, RSW and Sandy Jardine, MSW, RSW

Location: This workshop is being held remotely through Zoom. 

Website: wlu.ca/fswpd

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