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Live Online Interactive

Secondary and Work-Related Trauma Stress

Mon | March 7 | 4pm-6pm EST | 2 CEs | Jennie Lannette Bedsworth, LCSW

Class Description

This course will cover both secondary traumatic stress and the experience of direct trauma on the job. You’ll learn theory and skills to help yourself and others. Secondary traumatic stress is when you feel disturbed after being exposed to the story of someone else's trauma. It typically occurs in a professional setting such as therapy or case management. Acute stress and PTSD can also occur on the job, when healthcare and social service workers experience trauma directly. This might involve situations such as the traumatic death of a client, or being assaulted in a residential setting. We will identify and discuss trauma-related symptoms, and how they can be treated. You may not be able to eliminate exposure to trauma at work, however, there are ways to recognize and address related complications. We will practice ways to support yourself, your colleagues, and your clients. Course Objectives After attending this course, participants will be able to... Define secondary traumatic stress Differentiate secondary traumatic stress and direct trauma exposure Identify signs of ongoing complications from secondary and primary trauma on the job Identify and enhance protective factors against developing trauma complications Describe specific techniques used to treat trauma complications Refer to a preventive self-care plan developed during the workshop About the Presenter: Jennie Lannette, MSW, LCSW, is a therapist in private practice in mid-Missouri. In the past, she’s worked at inpatient state hospital settings, community mental health clinics, and as an EAP provider. She’s trained extensively in CBT therapies for PTSD, for both children and adults. She is regularly featured as a writer and expert through local media and national sites such as Psychology Today and Psych Central. She also holds a journalism degree and runs her own site with therapy resources called The Counseling Palette. She recently published the book Finding Peace from PTSD.

  • Ended
  • 40 US dollars
  • Live Online - Zoom

Cancellation Policy

Payment made in full. No refunds. If you cannot attend class please contact to discuss options.

Course Delivery Method and Format

Live Interactive Webinar - ZOOM


Please note. This workshop is presented live. It is necessary for all the participants of the workshop to have the capability of video and audio as this workshop is interactive and participant interaction is required. You are able to interact with the lecturer by using the chat function or verbally (if you have a working microphone).


How to Register

Register for the course by completing all necessary information on the registration page.


After you register for the course, you will be emailed (please check your spam folder). 

If you do not receive an email the same day you register, please email me immediately. I will forward you the information.

The email will contain information, link and password, to join ZOOM for the course. You will also receive the information to join the class 24hrs before the class starts. 


Requirements for Registration

In order for CHI Professional Development to award you a Certificate of Completion, I am required to obtain certain information from you. The information requested is dependent on what course you are taking.

Course Completion Requirements

·         Sign into the workshop on time. We will start promptly and there will be a cutoff for entry.

·         You are required to stay logged in and actively participate throughout the entire presentation.

·         Your attendance will be verified by the logon information provided by ZOOM.

·         Once the course is completed and your attendance is verified, you will receive a link to the course survey.

·         After completion of the survey, you will have the opportunity to print or download a PDF copy of your certificate.

·         Your Opinion Matters

·         To be granted access to your certificate of completion, you are required to complete the Course Survey.

This class has been approved for CE's by the following licensing boards:

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE)

CHI Professional Development Inc, #1776, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CHI Professional Development Inc maintains responsibility for this course.

The following states recognize these CE approvals.


These CE's are not recognized in NJ


These CE's are recognized in NY by the NYS Education Department - See Below

New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work

CHI Professional Development, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0538

New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners

CHI Professional Development, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0173

NAADAC Approved Education Provider

CHI Professional Development, Inc has been approved by as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #234330, CHI Professional Development, Inc is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

National Board of Certified Counselors


CHI Professional Development has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7194. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CHI Professional Development is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) Certified

CHI Professional Development, Inc. is OASAS certified to provide CASAC renewal and CPP/CPS hours #1343


Important Information


All complaints and grievances are reviewed by the social work consultant within 10 working days. Formal grievances are required to be written and will be responded to within 10 business days.

It is my goal to create a learning experience that is as accessible as possible. If you anticipate any issues related to the format, materials, or requirements of this course, please contact me so we can explore potential options.

Michael Chiappone, LCSW

Contact Information


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