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Behavioral Healthcare Education Live Webinars

Behavioral Healthcare Education offers a number of webinars that are informative, convenient and can be accessed from your office or home. These courses include several important topics that are usually booked to capacity in our live training series. All BHE courses, live and online, offer continuing education credits.

2021 Webinars

May 25, 2021, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WOL567 The BHE Toolkit 3: Specific Practices for the Art of Helping People With Histories of Trauma

Training fee: $30
Instructor: Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, and Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC

This course focuses on specific interventions of use to the professional helper when providing therapeutic services in behavioral healthcare. The aim of this workshop is to add to the helper’s “bag of tricks” or “toolkit” pertaining to assisting people with histories of trauma. Participants engage in didactic and experiential learning related to several specific interventions geared toward managing and moving beyond trauma. Participants also dialogue in small groups to share creative and effective interventions they have used in their various practice settings.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this web-based training, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the general purposes of interventions.
  • Discuss having a sound rationale for using various techniques.
  • Describe the benefits associated with each strategy.
  • Outline the drawbacks and barriers to using selected interventions.
  • Implement each intervention as relevant to one’s own professional practice.

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June 8, 2021, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WOL644 Vicarious Trauma: When Helping Hurts

Training fee: $30
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, and Chris Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP

Working with trauma survivors can be challenging for behavioral healthcare practitioners. Difficult countertransference reactions, symptoms of burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are specific occupational hazards. Vicarious trauma can be particularly deleterious, as it may result in pervasive and permanent transformations in the helper’s belief system, relationships and worldview. Learning to protect ourselves from this cost of caring decreases the risks to self, clients and loved ones.

In this course, we introduce tools to proactively identify, prevent and address the symptoms of vicarious trauma. We enhance our knowledge by understanding our vulnerability, identifying risk and protective factors, and increasing our awareness of signs and symptoms. We learn to enhance our well-being through self-care practices, action planning and taking steps toward personal transformation. In order to meet the long-term challenges associated with our work, concepts like vicarious resilience and vicarious post-traumatic growth will be introduced.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this web-based training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify factors contributing to distress among practitioners providing trauma-informed care.
  • Explain common causes of vicarious trauma among those who work with survivors of trauma.
  • Analyze risk and protective factors related to vicarious trauma.
  • Discuss the importance of developing a vicarious action plan for trauma practitioners.
  • Define approaches that empower and promote the well-being of those working with trauma survivors.

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If you cannot attend these webinars, we offer a number of other on-demand trainings. Learn more.