Annual Joan Greenstone Lecture
Shared Trauma: When Personal Trauma Impacts Professional Practice
Friday, March 21, 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Breakfast/registration at 8:30am & Lunch at Noon
Location:Loyola University Museum of Art
Keynote: Dr. Carol Tosone, NYU
- Increasingly, more clinicians find themselves exposed to and practicing in environments that could be characterized as traumatological.
- Terms such as compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and secondary trauma do not adequately convey the profound impact that collective catastrophic events, such as natural disasters, and the 9/11 terrorist attack, can have on the therapist’s life. Shared trauma describes the lasting, transformative changes to one’s self-concept when clinician and client experience the same traumatic event.
- The therapist, in such situations, functions in a dual capacity, as both fellow victim and clinician, potentially leading to a blurring of personal and professional boundaries. Issues of therapeutic intimacy and traumatic countertransference are prominent and may compel the therapist to self-disclose.
- The presentation will include discussion of case material and research related to shared trauma.
FEE: $25.00 (only if seeking CEUs)