Psychologist in Melbourne - Counselling & Psychotherapy, Supervision, Training and Vicarious Traumatisation Support

Vicarious Traumatisation Support for Lawyers

Why address Vicarious Traumatisation?

Helping people who have experienced trauma is very rewarding work.

However, bearing witness to people’s pain, has an impact on legal professionals. Hearing about people’s trauma, seeing the devasting impact of loss on clients lives, working with extremely distressed or angry clients, can all come at a cost.  This cost can be vicarious traumatisation or compassion fatigue.


If your staff are dealing with traumatised clients, it's essential that your staff build resiliency to vicarious traumatisation and compassion fatigue.

Building resiliency to vicarious traumatisation:

• reduces the risk of high levels of vicarious traumatisation

• helps staff  work effectively with traumatised clients

• helps people stay engaged, reducing burnout and staff turnover.

A Vicarious traumatisation support program to suit your team

Vicarious traumatisation is cumulative in nature. Medium to high risk teams benefit from regular opportunities to reflect on and process how the work with traumatised clients is affecting them.  There are several ways this can be done. Bernadette can design an approach that suits each of your teams.


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