Reducing Workplace Trauma & Burnout


2020 Dates Coming Soon!

Human Psychology, 115 Rundle Street, Kent Town


Are you a First Responder?


Does Your Work Involve Helping Others?


Do You Hear/See/Read Traumatic Stories Regularly At Work?


Are You Exposed To “The Cost Of Caring”?

Workplace Trauma and Burnout Workshop Adelaide
Workplace Trauma and Burnout Workshop Adelaide
Workplace Trauma and Burnout Workshop Adelaide
Workplace Trauma and Burnout Workshop Adelaide

Vicarious Trauma & Burnout are occupational hazards from working in emergency services (eg. police, paramedics, ED staff, fire-fighters) and helping professions (eg. nursing, social work teaching, vets) that can seriously impact well-being. We are transformed and impacted by tough jobs like these, for better and worse. To help others, we need to look after ourselves.

Presented by Adelaide Psychologist, Dr Renae Hayward, Clinical Manager of Human Psychology, this workshop explores the “costs of caring” and provides information, self-audit, skills and self-care processes and tools to support professionals working in tough jobs that expose them to secondary trauma. The key concepts of occupational stress, burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma are defined and then early warning signs, symptoms and observable behaviours associated with these conditions are identified and discussed. Personal and organisational strategies for minimising the impact of occupational trauma are reviewed including development of an individualised self-care plan.

We have to take care of ourselves and reflect on what has led us to engage in our work, the impact it has on us, and the meaning of and lessons gained from what we do. It is a gift to accompany clients on their path to healing from trauma. And we must value that gift by taking care of ourselves and culti­vating our resources to continue to serve those clients who need our help in ways that do not require an unbearable price in our own mental and physical wellbeing.

Topics Covered in this workshop

·         Define concepts of stress, burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue

·         Identify early warnings signs and symptoms of these conditions

·         Develop strategies for increased self-care and resilience

·         Describe the concepts and symptoms of occupational stress, burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatisation.

·         Implement individual and organisational strategies to minimise these risks.

Next Workshop

2020 dates coming soon!

Human Psychology, 115 Rundle Street, Kent Town

Watch this space for Early Bird Rates!


Samantha Young Clinical Psychologist Adelaide

Facilitator: Samantha Young

Samantha brings a unique combination of senior management and commercial experience, psychological intervention skills and Masters-level formal education in both business and psychology to her clinical, training, coaching and consulting work. She has led large teams, advised CEOs and Boards on strategic issues and routinely provides consulting advice to private and public sector organisations on complex human resource matters, learning and development and leadership coaching and assessment.

Samantha is passionate about helping people to think, feel and perform better at individual, team and organisational levels. She is Managing Director of Human Psychology, one of Adelaide’s largest psychological services providers with a team of 17 people operating for over 10 years. Human Psychology’s mission is to help organisations and their people to embrace 21st century change by enhancing their self-awareness, building stronger and more cohesive relationships, increasing engagement, developing resilience and most importantly, caring for themselves and others.