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  • May 14, 2022
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


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Margaux Helm, MEd, LMFT


Vicarious Trauma and Cultivating Resiliency

A Zoom presentation on

Saturday, 05/14/2022  9:30 am to 12 Noon

Last day for registration is 5/13/2022, at 12 Noon

After you register, a link will be sent to you by our Zoom host Dean Bender prior to the presentation.

Description of Presentation
In these uncertain times, including COVID-19, climate change, and war, mental health professionals are more susceptible to vicarious trauma and burnout. Working more from home and online without our usual supports can add to challenges navigating professional and personal wellbeing. This training is an opportunity to explore how the collective climate is impacting our work.
Identifying and treating symptoms of vicarious trauma improves clinical efficacy. Issues with countertransference, projective identification and boundaries will be identified. Research regarding the psychophysiology of vicarious trauma and skill building for lowering autonomic nervous system arousal will be explored. We will discuss and experiment with the antidotes to vicarious trauma and then create a resiliency plan to sustain hopefulness and professionalism. There will also be time for connection with colleagues to replenish you and your work.  
Instructor Information
Margaux Helm, MEd, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience working in the field of trauma recovery. Her private practice in Sacramento specializes in helping individuals and couples heal from trauma and create healthy relationships.  Her career in mental health therapy began working in school-based settings with children who were victims and/or perpetrators of violence. For 12 years, she was Director of Programs at WEAVE, Sacramento County’s primary provider of domestic violence and sexual assault services. She also served as adjunct faculty in the graduate counselor education program at California State University Sacramento. She is certified and an approved consultant in the evidenced based trauma treatment Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She also has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Margaux has struggled with, learned to manage and presented about vicarious trauma at times throughout her career.

Educational Goals
1. Learn to identify and treat symptoms of vicarious trauma.  
2. Gain understanding of research regarding the psychophysiology of vicarious trauma.
3. Create a resiliency plan to sustain hopefulness and professionalism.

Measurable Objectives:
Differentiate burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
Define projective identification, counter transference and somatic empathy
List 5 signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma
Identify 3 ways to cultivate resiliency

Course Training Level:
This is appropriate for all levels. 

Award of Course Completion Certificates:
Upon completion of course, attendees will receive a Certificate for 2 CEUs or a Certificate for 2 Attendance Hours after completing a course evaluation.


Member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $25
Pre-licensed:    $15

Not a member of any CAMFT Chapter
Licensed:   $35
Pre-licensed:    $15

Refund Policy:
Registration closes on Friday May 13, 2022 at 12:00 Noon.  Refunds may be provided prior to the close of registration, minus a $5 registration refund fee.  No refunds are available after the close of registration.  No partial credit is given for arriving late or leaving early.

Accommodation for disability and for addressing grievances:
Contact Cicily Baird (916) 546-8036 or email at therapybycicily@gmail.com.

Sierra Foothills CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as well as non-licensed AMFT, ASW, APCC, graduate students and trainees.  Provider number is 97723. This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, and LEP as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 
All Sierra Foothills Chapter members are welcome to join the Board of Directors meeting. The next meeting is on 5/14/2022 on ZOOM at 8:30 a.m. Please let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Cicily Baird at therapybycicily@gmail.com so a link can be sent to you.

Please note the next Sierra Foothills Zoom workshop is on: MONDAY JUNE 27, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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