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ITC Therapy 152a Derby Road,
Long Eaton,
NG10 4AX

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ITC Therapy

T: 07976 383 830

E: itctherapy@aol.com

W: www.taking-control.co.uk

CPD Details

Managing and understanding Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma

One day CPD event

Saturday 10 June 2017 - 10.00am to 4.00pm

Compassion fatigue and secondary trauma are both real yet often ignored issues for therapists, coaches and mental health professionals. This workshop looks at what these terms actually mean and how we might help ourselves and others to manage these conditions. Especially ideal for therapists, coaches and supervisors in the mental health field.


  • Define and understand key terms such as, vicarious or secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and PTSD.

  • Gain some understanding of how these conditions develop in us and colleagues.

  • With the use of case studies look at and identify the five stages of compassion fatigue.

  • Spotting the signs in ourselves and others and how these conditions can significantly affect our ability to help others.

  • How to support and manage these conditions and develop effective and prompt interventions.

  • Some exercises and techniques which can significantly help reduce the impact of traumatic work and situations that cause emotional distress.


Course Tutor - Martin J Smith PhD - a senior accredited member of the BACP, senior lecturer in psychotherapy at Nottingham Trent University. A trainer for nearly 30 years and in clinical private practice as a psychotherapist for over 17 years.

He draws from a range of therapeutic theories and approaches including the third wave CBT model of ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy approaches together with use of Clinical Hypnosis and Mindfulness.

Cost is 120.00 - includes lunch, course notes, certificate.

To book call 07976 383830 or email itctherapy@aol.com