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Transforming Secondary Trauma: Skills for Relief, Healing, and Resilience

Registration: 9:00-9:30AM
Presentation: 9:30AM-3:30PM

Kathryn Bryan, PhD, MDiv
Erin English, PhD, MPH

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to:

• Define collective and shared trauma and identify the impact of these phenomena on the experience of secondary trauma.
• Identify risk and resiliency factors related to secondary trauma
• Describe the ways in which secondary trauma is stored in the body
• Practice orienting, grounding, self-contact, visualization, and movement as skills for managing and reducing the impact of secondary trauma
• Identify individual and organizational strategies for the prevention of secondary trauma

Brief Description:
As therapists, we regularly hold space for stories and symptoms of the trauma experienced by our clients. A robust body of evidence in the psychological literature demonstrates that engagement with our clients’ trauma may have a significant impact on our psychological, spiritual, and emotional well-being. This experiential workshop will provide an overview of secondary trauma, including risk and resiliency factors. We will introduce and practice skills for relief and healing, and we will identify multi-level strategies for the prevention of secondary trauma symptoms among clinicians.

Target Audience: Intermediate
Pre-requisites: None
Refund policy: No refunds allowed

Presenter credentials:
Dr. Erin English is a licensed psychologist at Juniper Psychological Services, a private practice in Midtown Atlanta. She specializes in providing trauma-informed therapy to adults living with eating disorders and substance use disorders, and to survivors of complex and developmental trauma. In her practice she also works with health professionals struggling with the impact of secondary trauma. She received her MPH from the University of  Georgia and her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Auburn University, where her research focused on body image and identity issues. Dr. Kathryn Bryan is a postdoctoral fellow in private practice at Juniper Psychological Services, with specialties in the areas of trauma, grief & loss, infertility/reproductive health, spirituality and work/life balance. She received a Master of Divinity from Emory University and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from UGA, where her research focused on secondary trauma among clergy working with Latina/o immigrant trauma survivors. Prior to completing her PhD, Dr. Bryan worked with child trauma survivors in the therapeutic foster care and juvenile justice systems, and in recovery programming for homeless and marginally-housed adults living with schizophrenia. Both Dr. English and Dr. Bryan are intensively trained in EMDR, and integrate sensorimotor, somatic experiencing, and mindfulness techniques in their therapeutic work with trauma survivors. They are passionate about providing strength-based, trauma-informed, and culturally competent psychological services.

Education Credits:
5 core hours
(Approved by LPCAGA and GSCSW. Approved by GPA. Application made to GAMFT.)

$80, lunch is provided

Please note that registration fees for Skyland Trail professional workshops are nonrefundable.

  • September 20, 2019
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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