Trauma Series Session 3 - Trauma 103: Recognizing Vicarious & Secondary Trauma for Caregivers
The emotional and physical cost of being an engaged and empathetic caregiver can be an occupational and personal hazard. Considering the potential impact of vicarious and secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burn-out; caregivers are provided with critical steps in identifying signs and symptoms of each. Additionally, practical skills and a commitment to self-care are an integral part of this interactive workshop that will enable the clinical staff to better support UPMC Health Plan members struggling with the impact of secondary trauma.
ISD Clinical Staff
ANCC & SW:
- Summarize the various ways trauma impacts individuals
- Identify signs and symptoms of secondary traumatic stress when interacting with individuals
- Explain the difference between compassion fatigue and empathy fatigue
- Discuss risk and protective factors related to secondary and vicarious trauma
- Develop a self-care plan
- Explain how trauma impacts individual members and how members can present with differing signs and symptoms in the clinical setting
- Summarize personal understanding of how to develop an effective self-care plan
Program begins at 10:00am and ends at 12:00pm. Total Education Time = 2 Hour(s)
10 to 10:30am
Review the various ways that trauma impacts individuals
Joel Brecht CRC, LPC
10:30 to 11:00am
Describe the signs and symptoms of secondary traumatic stress when interacting with individuals and examine the differences between compassion fatigue and empathy fatigue
Joel Brecht CRC, LPC
11:00 to 12:00pm
Discuss the risk and protective factors related to secondary and vicarious trauma and review how to construct a self-care plan
Joel Brecht CRC, LPC
Joel is a Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor. He has worked for over 25 years within the mental health field including working with persons with disabilities. Joel has worked in various treatment settings including Drug and Alcohol treatment, Head Trauma, Community and School Based Behavioral Health, Homeless Shelters, and Residential treatment. In these various health care settings Joel provided treatment and support to a wide range of ages including geriatrics, children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, he is a Pennsylvania State trainer for LGBTQI issues in counseling, providing trainings to service providers across the state, and is an Advisory Board member for Keystone Pride Recovery Initiative.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This knowledge-based activity provides 2 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit(s). Pharmacists Only: As required by the ACPE, credits will be uploaded to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). It is the responsibility of the pharmacist/pharmacy technician to provide the correct NABP Board ID and DOB in their UPMC continuing education account, http://cce.upmc.com and complete the evaluation by the required due date. Credit will not be uploaded to the NABP if the process is not complete by the required due date.
This activity is eligible for endorsed credit for UPMC Health Plan EMTs and Paramedics. Complete ETHOS course work, obtain the attendance certificate, and submit to EMS governing body for 2 CE credit(s).
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh 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 under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credit(s).
CCM CE will be provided: 2 CE - CCM COA will be sent via email from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner approximately 6-8 weeks following the live date of the course.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
NOTE: Paramedic/EMT CE is approved for any activity in which ANCC (nursing CE) is approved. This is per Heather Bogdon and Christie Hempfling
- 2.00 ACPE PharmacyThe UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
- 2.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 2.00 ASWB
- 2.00 Attendance