Self-Care As an Ethical Challenge for Treating Complex Trauma

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CE Credit: 4

Length: 4 hours

This video was originally webcast live on August 3, 2012, and is now available as an On-Demand Recording.

Treating complex trauma presents a challenge to those who specialize in this form of treatment. One of these challenges is responding to the ethical mandate to do no harm. In the face of a developing evidence base for appropriate and responsive treatment, helping professionals are taxed to keep themselves informed of this rapidly changing field. This INTERMEDIATE workshop uses case material to illustrate the ethical dilemmas associated with secondary traumatization and evidence-informed practices to enhance therapist stabilization.

Learning Objective 1 
Self-assess your current exposure levels to secondary trauma and stress.

Learning Objective 2 
Respond to ethical challenges associated with complex trauma.

Learning Objective 3
Describe the evidence base for effective treatments for complex trauma.

Learning Objective 4
Develop a self-care strategy to incorporate into your practice.

Presenters: Christine A. Courtois, PhD, and Sylvia A. Marotta, PhD, Christine A. Courtois, PhD & Associates, PC, Washington, D.C.

Supplementary Materials

  • Self-Care Slides
  • Self-Care Handout