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Vicarious Trauma: When we fall… [CANCELLED]

October 26, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm

[This training event has been cancelled due to unexpected circumstances.]

This one day workshop explores the concept of how we, as clinicians/workers, may experience trauma vicariously through our work with clients. Theoretical ideas are conceptualised around a case study.

Areas addressed include: Signs and symptoms of Vicarious trauma; Differential diagnosis and differences to secondary traumatisation and burnt out; risk factors to developing vicarious trauma; Defensive manoeuvring such as transference, countertransference and projective identification; The role of mirror neurons; The role of empathy as an aid and disabler; Evaluating and mitigating risk; Primary prevention/self-care; and Strategies to address Vicarious Trauma when it occurs.

Who should attend this workshop?

All those who work with clients who have experienced trauma.


Lucia Vitali                                                                                          

Lucia Vitali is a registered psychologist and a Certified Clinical Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner. Apart from her clinical and supervisory work, she lectures extensively in the areas of Attachment Theory, Neurobiology of Attachment, Trauma and Brain Development and disruptive outcomes of relational trauma. Lucia has over 20 years experience working with individual’s of all ages, couples and families.


Members: $88; Non-Members: $148.50. Morning tea and lunch provided. Please advise of special dietary needs, or other needs when you register online.

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More Information

Nicole Chadszinow, ph 9620 6172 or email

Code: WS19VT


October 26, 2017
8:45 am - 4:00 pm
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