Vicarious trauma: are your cases traumatising you?

Join the Bar Association's Wellbeing Committee for a seminar on identifying, mitigating and managing vicarious trauma to be presented by Robyn Bradey, an accredited mental health social worker, Sally Dowling SC Director of Public Prosecutions and Esther Lawson of Waratah Chambers. Many barristers regularly deal in their professional lives with distressing subject matter: murder, sexual assault, catastrophic injuries, mental illness, the abuse of children and more. Vicarious trauma (also known as secondary post-traumatic stress) is a phenomenon that is now well-recognised as affecting members of the legal profession.