"The training was great...calming, uplifting and centering...and very well designed”.

Training and Consultation

All trainings can be offered over the telephone or via teleconference. Click here for Fees and Services.

Training services offered by David Conrad:

Secondary Trauma - David Conrad's Training1) Secondary Trauma Training Seminar: This training is a supportive, psycho-educational training that utilizes didactic, experimental and therapeutic interventions to explore the impact of secondary trauma on staff. Strategies for protecting oneself from secondary trauma are also provided. This training can be offered as a half-day or full-day training. With modifications, it can be offered to groups from 15 to 300 people. For more information, click here.

2) Trauma and Stress Reduction Sessions: These sessions are offered to groups of 5-15 staff members. There are two primary objectives of these highly interactive 2 to 3 hour sessions. The first is to give staff an opportunity to “process” the trauma and stress they are exposed to at work in a safe and supportive environment. The second is to provide staff with tools, insights and strategies so they can better protect themselves from the inevitable trauma and stress they encounter at work. The facilitator uses a variety of training methods to accomplish this latter goal including surveys, questionnaires, lectures and films. (A more detailed list of topics covered is available). For more information, click here.

3) Advanced Secondary Trauma Training for Supervisors: This two-day training provides supervisors with the skills and tools they can use to better assist their workers with the emotional trauma of their work. Supervisors will learn about the dynamics of secondary trauma and will be provided with a framework for helping their workers cope with secondary trauma. Video vignettes of staff members talking about secondary trauma provide fodder for skill development as well as add a poignant reality to this training. For more information, click here.

4) Supervisors Educational Support Groups: Supervisors often feel very alone in their work sandwiched between the needs and desires of their workers and administrators. The primary purpose of these time-limited groups is to provide supervisors with a safe place to process both the challenges and successes of their work while strengthening their relationships with their colleagues. The facilitator will also use the groups as an opportunity to share exercises he has developed that will enable supervisors to better manage the stress and trauma they and their staff encounter at work. For more information, click here.

What is Secondary Trauma?

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Contact David Conrad, LCSW
Senior Instructor with Distinction
University of Colorado School of Medicine



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