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What is Vicarious Trauma and What Can You Do About It?

  • Lincoln 51 Marina Boulevard Pittsburg, CA, 94565 United States (map)


This two-hour workshop provides information on several ways trauma can affect providers and care-givers: primary trauma, secondary trauma, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout. With this in mind, we then explore a model for developing multiple levels of self-care to help relieve the effects of vicarious trauma.

Learning Objectives:

1. Distinguish between the different types of trauma and understand where they overlap.

2. Learn the Traffic Light model of self-care and identify ways to incorporate self-care into your regular routine.

3. Create an action plan to incorporate at least one change toward better self-care.


After spending many years helping people assess their challenges, improve their skills, and reach their goals in corporate settings, Beverly now integrates this expertise with her current education in mind-body medicine. As a therapist and life coach, she sees her role as one of facilitator and guide. She provides an environment that is gentle and safe for exploration and discovery, while incorporating the qualities of awareness, creativity, spirituality, discipline, humor, and resilience. The foundation for her strengths-based, whole-person perspective about health and well-being is a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University with a specialization in Body Oriented (Somatic) Psychotherapy. She is currently completing a PhD in Mind-body Medicine at Saybrook University, which includes a specialization in Integrative Mental Health (anticipated 2018). In addition to seeing clients in her private practice, Beverly is a volunteer clinician for the First Responders Support Network (FRSN) ( and West Coast Post-Trauma Retreat (WCPR).


If you have questions or need additional information please contact Minjon LeNoir, Training Director, at

Continuing Education

This course meets the qualifications for two (2) CEUs for LPCCs, LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and is provided by Lincoln under CAMFT's Continuing Education Provider Program (CEPA), #133478.

Training Registration Policy

Registration closes a week prior to the training and we cannot accept late registrations. Thank you for your understanding.

Training Cancellation Policy

If we cancel training or special event as a result of low registration, for example, registrants will be notified by email or phone one week prior to the training date and receive a full refund. Where courses are cancelled for reasons beyond our control, then registrants will be given shorter notice and will receive a full refund. If a registrant cannot attend training and contacts the Training Institute within 72 hours of the training or special event to cancel, a full refund will be issued. If a registrant contacts the Training Institute outside of the 72 hour period, a refund will not be issued.


In accordance with California Civil Code Section 54.1 any disabled person who may require accommodations to participate in our trainings or special events, please contact the Training Institute at 510-273-4700, x4132 at least 3 days in advance.


When a grievance arises pertaining to a Lincoln training, the complainant is expected to notify Minjon LeNoir, Director of Training, either by phone 510-273-4700, x4331, in writing, or in email, as soon as possible so that the nature of the concern may be addressed in a timely fashion in order to be resolved.