Vicarious Trauma/Compassion Fatigue

When:                                    December 13, 2018

Where:                                  Lottie Beal Gibson Center of Excellence

                                                130 Industrial Drive, Greenville, SC 29607

Training:                                Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma for Direct Providers

Presenter:                            Denise Levereaux, MSW, LISW-CP

Time:                                      Registration 8:30
9:00AM to 4:30PM

                                                Lunch on your own from 12:00-1:00

Credit:                                   6 Hours

Audience:                              Art Therapists, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, School Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Medical Professionals

Fee:                                        Registration is $75.00
Employees of BHSA Region 1 Agencies (A/OBHS, BHSPC, CCCADA, The Forrester Center, UCCADA, Phoenix Center, Cornerstone, Newberry, Saluda, Laurens, plus Spartanburg and Anderson/Oconee Mental Health) may attend monthly Region 1 trainings at no charge; however, registration is needed in advance.

Description: Compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious traumatization can occur when providers are working with clients that have experienced high levels of trauma. Identifying and dealing with the cluster of symptoms that providers can experience in these situations is vital to maintaining a healthy relationship with your work and your clients. In this training, they will discuss situations that make providers vulnerable to vicarious trauma, how to identify resources and protective factors to guard against burnout and compassion fatigue, and what organizations can do to reduce direct provider stress and promote a return to balance.


  1. Identify and explain the key components of compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma.

  2. Develop an understanding of the prevalence of the three types of stress in the direct care setting.

  3. Explore risk factors and vulnerabilities prevalent in direct care settings.

  4. Evaluate individual and organizational practices that can promote resilience, appropriate self-care, and decrease provider overwhelm.

Denise Levereaux, MSW, LISW-CP, has a private psychotherapy practice focused on trauma and stress management in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She earned her both her bachelor’s degree in business Administration and her master’s degree in social work from the University of South Carolina. She has experience providing individual and group treatment at inpatient and outpatient levels of care. Her areas of clinical interest include complex developmental trauma, attachment, and the role of the body in processing trauma, chronic pain, and mind-body syndromes.

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