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Is Trauma Contagious? Strategies Legal Professionals Can Use to Reduce the Spread at Work 2024

Product ID: CA3619M
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Coproduced by the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP) and State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®

Endorsed by the Madison Area Paralegal Association (MAPA)

Let’s talk about trauma

Legal professionals are routinely exposed to stories from clients who have experienced some form of trauma due to divorce, injury, incarceration, disability, or other life-changing events. But is it legitimate for legal professionals to experience their own feelings of distress after hearing about or observing a traumatic incident that happened to someone else? Is it possible to develop symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) without having directly experienced a traumatic event? And how does repeated exposure to the traumatic experiences of others affect people over time? Read More ↓

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Member $114.00

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1 LAU

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Wednesday, March 27, 202412:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

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Coproduced by the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP) and State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®

Endorsed by the Madison Area Paralegal Association (MAPA)

Let’s talk about trauma

Legal professionals are routinely exposed to stories from clients who have experienced some form of trauma due to divorce, injury, incarceration, disability, or other life-changing events. But is it legitimate for legal professionals to experience their own feelings of distress after hearing about or observing a traumatic incident that happened to someone else? Is it possible to develop symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) without having directly experienced a traumatic event? And how does repeated exposure to the traumatic experiences of others affect people over time? 5302 Eastpark Blvd. Madison, WI 53718 aagOTNdBczOPpqCrTmAF60877

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Madison, WI 53718

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Coproduced by the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP) and State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE®

Endorsed by the Madison Area Paralegal Association (MAPA)

Let’s talk about trauma

Legal professionals are routinely exposed to stories from clients who have experienced some form of trauma due to divorce, injury, incarceration, disability, or other life-changing events. But is it legitimate for legal professionals to experience their own feelings of distress after hearing about or observing a traumatic incident that happened to someone else? Is it possible to develop symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) without having directly experienced a traumatic event? And how does repeated exposure to the traumatic experiences of others affect people over time? Read More ↓

Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW is a sociologist and clinical mental health worker with a decade of experience practicing in psychotherapy, crisis, and medical settings. Her experience in higher education includes teaching, research, and program administration. She joined the staff of the State Bar of Wisconsin in October 2023 as the manager of the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program and can be reached at aault@wisbar.org.

  • Recognize the types of events that cause people to experience trauma
  • Understand what makes individuals vulnerable to developing post-traumatic stress
  • Learn how exposure to others’ traumatic experiences can result in secondary or vicarious trauma
  • Discover effective strategies for coping with secondary trauma
  • Find out how to reduce your risk of experiencing post-traumatic stress
  • Gain strategies for making your workplace and your daily life more risk-resilient
  • All paralegals
  • Legal administrators
  • All attorney
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