Understanding Trauma and Supporting Worker Well-being - SSPA workshop


Friday 28 August 2020




The McFaddens Centre, 64 McFaddens Road, St Albans, Christchurch

Organised by

SSPA (Social Service Providers Aotearoa)


$140 (SSPA members); $160 (Non-SSPA members)

Designed for supervisors, this workshop provides an overview of relational trauma, and then explores indirect trauma impacts on workers and ways to mitigate these in supervision.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Define relational trauma
  • Apply the SPHERE model to help understand and assess trauma impacts
  • Identify Vicarious trauma, Compassion fatigue, Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Describe and explore the transactional dynamics of parallel process and counter-transference
  • Apply reflective practice based questions and tools
  • Apply the Three Houses tool in supervision
  • Describe ways to prevent Secondary Traumatic Stress.


Dr Nicki Weld, a national social work advisor for Stand Children Services and a Director of CNZN Ltd, New Zealand.

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