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Home Study: Fall Summit 21-08 - Counselor Mental Health: Protecting Against Secondary Trauma and Burnout 

04-04-2022 15:26

*Previously Recorded on 11/03/2021 - Not a Live Event**

Counselors have been on the front lines of assisting various populations through the ongoing COVID pandemic and civil unrest. As the general population has experienced increased rates of mental health symptoms and substance use, counselors are being exposed to various traumatic experiences while also attempting to manage their own lives. This presentation will allow counselors and opportunity to assess their internal responses which can be warning signs for burnout and secondary trauma. This presentation will also review options to assist counselors with managing these experiences to provide appropriate clinical care to their clients. Finally, this presentation will empower agencies, directors, and supervisors to support counselors from an organizational structure to assist in protecting against burnout and secondary trauma.

Fredrick Dombrowski has worked as a clinician in the field of co-occurring disorders since 1998. Dr. Dombrowski has used evidence based practices in varying forms of treatment (CBT for gender dysphoria and chronic pain, DBT for personality disorders, MI for substance use treatment). He has experience as a supervisor and director for multiple programs including inpatient, outpatient, and forensic treatment. As an educator, Dr. Dombrowski is focused on experiential learning through a perspective of cultural humility and an equitable approach to clinical care. As a supervisor, Dr. Dombrowski remains focused on improvement of clinical care through supervision dedicated to evidence based practices.


AMHCA will provide 1.0 CE total after viewing and completing the accompanying quiz with a passing grade (80% or higher). American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. All sales are final - home study registrations are non-refundable.

$10 member, $20 non-member


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