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Ask the Expert – The Foundations for Understanding Vicarious Trauma

This web-based meeting describes the nature of vicarious trauma, discusses its relationship to counter transference, burnout, and therapeutic listening, and will identify the signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma.

Presenter: John R. Conte, Ph.D.

Dr. Conte is a Professor at The School of Social Work at The University of Washington where he teaches courses on various aspects of clinical social work. He is the Editor of the Journal of Interpersonal Violence and Trauma, Violence, and Abuse: A Review Journal. The Founding President of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, he has recently been honored by APSAC with the designation of President Emeritus for Life. Dr. Conte is a teacher and scholar interested in professional education, research on the effects of child abuse on human development, and psychotherapy with traumatized individuals. He received the 2009 Ron C. Laney Award for Distinguished Service from APSAC. Dr. Conte maintains a private practice in Mercer Island, Washington specializing in forensic mental health issues related to child abuse and trauma. He has a particular interest in the impact of trauma work on professionals.

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