Are your cases traumatising you?
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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 which is now well-recognised as affecting members of the legal profession. On Tuesday, 4 May 2021 at 5.15pm the Bar Association's Wellbeing Committee will host a Zoom seminar on identifying, mitigating and managing vicarious trauma. Presenters will include Robyn Bradey, an accredited mental health social worker, and a member of the BarCare panel of specialists.
A calendar invitation and Zoom link will be published closer to the date.
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