Participants in this two-day course will learn to identify and monitor indicators and symptoms of secondary traumatic stress conditions and their impact on themselves and those they supervise. Participants will learn to recognize important differences among vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout and their implications for job performance. This course will address how to make better-informed decisions about particular strategies to prevent and diminish the effects of secondary stress conditions in specific situations and contexts

This course will also address issues related to organizational culture and environment and provide meaningful methods for addressing workload and organizational response strategies.


After completing this workshop participants will be able to: 

  • Recognize important differences between secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout
  • Be able to identify potential predictors and specific indicators of these conditions 
  • Become more cognizant of the adverse effects these work-related conditions may have on individual practitioners, the clients they serve, and the organizations that employ them
  • Become familiar with tools and measures to identify compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • Support supervisees more effectively in self-monitoring the type and level of stress they are experiencing

Key Benefits

This workshop has been pre-approved by the following Minnesota licensing boards:

  • Board of Social Work (BoSW): (#CEP-204)
  • Board of Marriage & Family Therapy (BMFT): 6 Supervision CEs (#2023-032); this workshop may not be used to meet the 30-hour supervision training requirement found in Minn. 5300.0160.
  • Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy (BBHT): (#2023.CE.046)
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