SHIFT Wellness Psycho Educational Program - Urbana, IL

Event Date: 
October 08, 2019 - 08:30am to 05:00pm EDT

This workshop was for individuals exposed to traumatic material and situations and mental health professionals working with them. Team taught by a mental health professional and a law enforcement officer, this course offered professionals who are exposed to traumatic material and stressful situations at work and who may interact often with offenders (g.g., law enforcement officers, forsenic analysts, prosecuots, etc.), the opportunity to learn about the causes and symptoms of the negative effects that may occur as a result of their duties and effective ways to mitigate them. 

Topics included the following:

  • Physiological Effects and Symptoms of Chronic Exposure to Traumatic Material 
  • Factors that Contribute to Additional Negative Impacts
  • Resiliency and Coping Skills
  • Workplace Strategies
  • Integrating Mental Health Professionals
  • Family, Friends and Spousal Support
  • Mental Health Professional and Law Enforcement Agents Working Together
  • Self Care Techniques for the Mental Health Professional and Exposed Individaul

Registration: Register for the in-person event here.