APA Clinician's Corner: Coping with Vicarious Trauma, Building Resilience and the Ethics of Self-Care
February 15, 2013
The APA Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP) offers monthly Clinician’s Corner workshops which are held at the APA building (750 First St. NE, Washington, D.C.) and webcast live throughout the country. These three-hour workshops feature leading practitioners and scholars working in key areas of professional practice. Whether attending the workshop on-site or online, participants have the opportunity to interact with the presenter. All workshops include CE credits.
Coping with Vicarious Trauma, Building Resilience and the Ethics of Self-Care
When: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013
Where: On-site at the APA Building, 750 First St. NE, Washington, D.C. or online live webcast.
Time: 1-4 p.m.
CE credits: 3
Much of the research on vicarious trauma, or compassion fatigue, has focused on the effects and symptoms of vicarious traumatization on the clinician. What is missing is a focus on the preventative practices being used by effective therapists who engage in trauma specific therapies. Exemplary clinicians demonstrated practices that protected them from vicarious traumatization. This workshop would bring to the forefront that when dealing with trauma we need to remember and be reminded of that we, too, are humans and will be affected by the event. In addition, we would discuss evidence-based methods that promote prevention and build resilience, and review the ethics of self-care.
This workshop is designed to help you:
Describe the difference between burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization.
Discuss and analyze the applicable ethical standards regarding self-care.
Describe and create healthy behaviors for coping with vicarious traumatization.
Presenter: Vladimir Nacev, PhD, ABPP
About the presenter: Dr. Nacev is a senior clinical psychologist, university professor, diplomate with the American Board of Professional Psychology and postdoctoral fellow in child and adolescent psychology. Dr. Nacev is the program manager and subject matter expert in psychological health at the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCOE). He has comprehensive experiences across a broad spectrum of clinical settings and clinical populations and has extensive knowledge of policies regarding the mental health missions and organizational goals of DOD. He has taught at Georgetown University, George Washington Medical School, Argosy University and University of Maryland University College. Dr. Nacev is also a retired Navy commander.
Live webcast and on-site workshop fees: Member: $65; Nonmember: $80
How to Enroll
Live webcast only:
By telephone: (800) 374-2721, ext. 5991 or (202) 336-5991 (within D.C. Metropolitan area); 9 a.m.–5 p.m., EST. Pay by credit card only (AMEX, MC or VISA).
By fax: (202) 336-6151: Pay by credit card only; must have valid signature and expiration date (AMEX, MC or VISA).
By mail: APA Accounting/CEP Office, Clinician’s Corner Enrollment, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242.
The enrollment form will be accepted only with one of the following forms of payment: check, money order or valid credit card. Checks should be made payable to "American Psychological Association."
On-site enrollment limit: 35 (Space is limited; sign up now.)
Enrollment form (PDF, 213KB)