The Cost of Caring: Vicarious Trauma and Mental Health Professionals

Presented by Rebecca Kase, LCSW, RYT on 09-10-2020 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Vicarious trauma is a professional liability for counselors and therapists. Immersing yourself day in and day out in the suffering of others can take a toll physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Not only can caring impact clinicians personally, it can also seep into their work with clients and impact their professional efficacy. Therefore, learning to manage vicarious trauma is not only an intervention for the counselor, but also an intervention for work with clients.

Join Rebecca Kase, licensed clinical social worker, registered yoga instructor, and nationally-known professional trainer, for a 2-hour continuing education webinar dedicated to vicarious trauma. Rebecca will lead attendees in exploring the physiology of vicarious trauma, developing awareness of the impact of it, and better understanding how vicarious trauma can impact client outcomes. She will conduct an in-depth review of self-care for behavioral health professionals that goes beyond what a typical vicarious trauma training may teach.

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Create a definition for what vicarious trauma is and why it matters.
  2. Discuss the role of empathy as it relates to experiences of vicarious trauma.
  3. Explain how vicarious trauma can impact client outcomes.
  4. Identify at least three symptoms of vicarious trauma.
  5. Develop a framework for planning strategies to manage and cope with vicarious trauma.

Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: None.

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How the Web Conference Works

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable.

To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling into the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see the live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial into the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions.

At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in your GoodTherapy Account. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety. To receive CE credit hours for an archived recording, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events are generally considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

GoodTherapy is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services.

GoodTherapy is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.

GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 3/30/2019 – 3/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 clinical continuing education credits.

GoodTherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.

GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395. GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

To receive CE credit hours for an archived event, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 12 or 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events generally are considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

Registration Information

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Mental health professionals who are not members can attend this live web conference for $29.95 or access the homestudy recording for $14.95. Sign up here to purchase this CE course and earn a CE certificate.

If the event is canceled by GoodTherapy, registrants who purchased the event will be notified and the charge for the event will be refunded

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Meet the Presenter

Rebecca Kase, LCSW, RYT

Rebecca Kase, LCSW, RYT

Rebecca Kase is a licensed clinical social worker and yoga instructor in Denver, Colorado. She is an EMDR Trainer and Consultant, a professional clinical trainer and consultant, psychotherapist, and Director of Community Relations with Heart Centered Counseling.

Additionally, Rebecca is a trauma expert, training professionals across the country in topics related to EMDR, Trauma Focused Treatment, Trauma Informed Care, and Vicarious Trauma. She has experience working with a variety of populations and settings including community mental health, non-profit shelters and crisis teams, private practice, children and adolescents, and the elderly.

Rebecca has also taught for several years at the University of Denver, in the Graduate School of Social Work. She currently sees adults a few days a week in her clinical practice and facilitates a great deal of consultation and training for professionals throughout the week. Rebecca also facilitates yoga workshops and retreats and is an avid and devoted yogi herself.  

For more information about Rebecca and her work, please visit www.rebeccakase.com.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • Logo This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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