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Student Well-Being in Placement: Becoming More Trauma-Informed

October 21, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Presented by The Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies

This webinar is being hosted on Zoom. The link to the Zoom meeting will be included in your order confirmation email from Eventbrite.

This live course offers 1 APA CE credit for Psychologists, 1 BBS California CEU for Licensed Counselors, Social Workers or Marriage and Family Therapists, or 1 NBCC Clock Hour.

About This Event

The presentation will cover research into student well-being in placement, and the risks of students suffering secondary trauma. The presentation will examine student well-being generally, then look at the concepts of secondary and vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout in the helping professions, before going on to speak about research undertaken into secondary trauma in student placements and the findings.

As many trainees are exposed to similar material or experiences as qualified workers, this talk will encourage educators, supervisors, and placements to become more trauma-informed and how students can build awareness of this important issue.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program participants will be able to:

1) be more aware of the vulnerability of students they work with and what measures can be put in place to protect students from secondary trauma.


Diana Conroy started her career in health and social care as a social worker in 2008, initially in child protection, then going on to work in adult mental health specializing in working in crisis intervention and with high-risk personality disorder clients in the community. Recognizing the trauma continuum from children to adults, Diana’s interest in the field grew, culminating in her working with humanitarians and veterans in Afghanistan for a year while completing her MSc in Mental Health on PTSD in 2017. Since then, Diana has been in private therapy practice and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, taking up her current post in June 2021.

Program Standards and Goals

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1. 3: Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, or research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.


Conroy, D., Benaton, T-M., Eate, E & Babicova, I. (2021). Investigating secondary trauma in student placements: An exploratory study. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Rinfrette, E. S., Rine, C. M., Pugh, D. N., Zaleski, K., & Araque, J. C. (2021). Preparing students for trauma exposure in field education settings. Field Educator, 11(1).

Wilson, F. (2016). Identifying, preventing, and addressing job burnout and vicarious burnout for social work professionals. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, 13:5, 479-483.

Registration and Fees

Chicago School Faculty, Students, and Alumni: Free (Chicago School email required for free registration)

Community Members: $10.00

Potential Students Only (*No CEUs Provided*)

All funds raised through this workshop will benefit The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Washington DC Campus Counseling Department Scholarship Program.

Refund Policy: 100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.

Continuing Education

Target Audience: Professionals from all mental health disciplines and graduate students from all mental health disciplines.

Psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Danielle Bohrer at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.

Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.

Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.

*Participants must attend 100% of the program, and pass a brief comprehension quiz, in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC Campus has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3061. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.




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