Those active in the counseling profession widely acknowledge that our profession should be actively involved in social justice and advocacy-based initiatives, but what happens when this advocacy negatively impacts the advocates? This session highlights how vicarious trauma can lead to burnout in those who are or have been involved with social justice and advocacy issues within the LGBTQ+ community while providing attendees with a personalized self-care plan designed to help mitigate the results of vicarious trauma.
Participants will learn to recognize signs of burnout and vicarious trauma when advocating with the LGBTQ+ community.
Participants will come to understand how burnout and vicarious trauma can negatively impact individual's emotional, physical, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, and social dimensions of wellness.
Participants will develop a personalized self-care plan to help prevent burnout and mitigate vicarious trauma in their advocacy work with the LGBTQ+ community.
Assistant Professor of Counseling,
Northern Illinois University
Associate Program Director and Associate Professor,
City University of Seattle
Owner of Private Practice,
Bowling Green State University & Self-Employed