Originally presented: November 17, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (MST)
About the presentation:
Therapists in training experience frequent exposure to traumatic material during both coursework and clinical work. This exposure, especially when combined with the many other stressors of graduate school, can result in emotional, health, and relational problems. Both students and their supervisors in training would benefit from incorporating safeguards for students based on the most recent research findings.
This presentation will provide a review of the most recent research on psychology/social work graduate student responses to trauma exposure, bring greater awareness to graduate students' vulnerabilities to vicarious traumatization, and provide direction for building resilience as a novice psychotherapist.
While no traumatic material will be presented, attendees may experience some discomfort at recognizing, in their own lives, current effects of trauma exposure.
About the presenter:
Shelle Welty, PsyD specializes in trauma therapy and works as the Director of the Trauma, Stress, and Resilience program at UCEBT. Prior to her work at UCEBT, she spent a decade working in college mental health, where she was invested in improving the lives of students through multiple roles--as a therapist, a consultant to university faculty and staff, and a professor.