Understanding Vicarious Trauma - Workshop 1

Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia’s Vicarious Trauma - Managing the Inevitable Workshops are designed to assist front-line, supervisory and managerial staff to identify and respond effectively to vicarious trauma in the workplace.  

Learning Objectives

Completing Vicarious Trauma Workshop 1 will enable participants to:  

  • Understand the construct Vicarious Trauma; 
  • Differentiate Vicarious Trauma from Burnout; 
  • Understand what predicts Vicarious Trauma; and
  • Recognise the symptoms of Vicarious Trauma.

The course will also provide participants with an overview of effective strategies to manage Vicarious Trauma.   

Course Details

Course Duration:  Half day (4 hours) 
Maximum Participants:     20
Prerequisite:  None required


It was great training, informative, well presented and good use of real examples. The presenter's depth of knowledge was excellent. I will strongly recommend this training.  Community Health Worker

The trainer's style was lovely – she had good way of delivering potentially very theoretical material, and made a good transition from theory to reality. This was great training to do as a team. 
Community Health Worker

The trainer was clear, informative and professional, and used an appropriate level of humour. 
Community Health Worker

I really enjoyed this workshop. It has inspired me to talk to my service about VT.

I have attended other VT training in the past, but this has been really good and informative. I will recommend this training to others.  
Health Worker

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