About this course
Vicarious trauma is inherent to humanitarian work. Humanitarian workers in all roles regularly hear distressing stories, and face the realities of violence, poverty and disaster. This second-hand exposure to suffering and violence places humanitarian workers at high risk of experiencing some form of secondary traumatic stress response. The goal of this module is to explain what vicarious trauma is and explore coping strategies for dealing with it.
Dr Laurie Anne Pearlman, Senior Consulting Psychologist, Headington Institute
& Lisa McKay, Director of Training and Education Services, Headington Institute
Click here for an abstract of this module: How to Cope with Vicarous Trauma
Click here to watch a short video on Vicarious Trauma, featuring Dr. Laurie Pearlman. The link: http://youtu.be/wVDSdta0mbM.