Covid Burnout & Vicarious Trauma

presented by Maureen McEvoy, MA, RCC

As therapists and helping professionals, we've all experienced it...the 1-2 punch of Covid and burnout. But who is caring for the caregivers? The answer is no one...except us! This webinar is not about how to be a better therapist, it's about how to take care of ourselves.

In our time together you'll have an opportunity to discuss your experiences during Covid with your colleagues, explore the impact they have had on you, and to affirm and validate the many ways these past two years have taken a toll on us. We'll explore what it's been like for us - a bunch of caregivers at heart - to not be able to  meet the many requests for service. We'll also talk about what burnout is and look at some of the  emotional, mental and physical symptoms and distinguish it from vicarious traumatization.

You'll be asked to complete an assessment of your self-care and in our second week we’ll assess your self-care practices through a vicarious traumatization lens. We are all at risk for vicarious traumatization and it has nothing to do with our competence. 

Learning Objectives

After this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define burnout and its symptoms
  • Define vicarious traumatization and why mental health practitioners are at risk for developing it
  • Discuss their experiences of the past two years and the ways it has taken a toll on us
  • Assess their self-care practices, particularly through the lens of vicarious traumatization
  • Develop strategies to mitigate the impact of vicarious traumatization
About Maureen

Maureen McEvoy, MA, RCC has been working in the field of trauma and anti-violence for 30 years. She works with individuals, couples, and groups. She is a long-standing instructor with the Justice Institute of BC, teaching other counselors skills for working with survivors of child sexual abuse and other traumas. 

She provides clinical consultations to a number of counselors and agencies. Most recently she has undertaken projects to bring a trauma-informed approach to BC’s mental health and justice sectors, including a specific program with psychological staff within Corrections Canada.

Maureen also works with couples where one or both of the partners is a trauma survivor – either recent or historical. She is a Certified Imago Relationship therapist (Advanced Clinician) and Clinical Consultant. She also presents – along with her business partner Tamara Adilman – the Getting the Love You Want weekend workshop for couples.

She has extensive additional training in working with couples including Gottman, Emotionally Focused therapy and Psychobiological Approaches to Couples Therapy (PACT).

Many of her individual clients have experienced trauma, either recent or historical. Over the years she has developed a robust toolbox, including training in EMDR, Developmental Needs Meeting Strategies, Somatic Experiencing, and Sensorimotor Therapy along with earlier training in hypnosis and art therapy.

Maureen has written several articles, including one co-authored with Maggie Ziegler on counter-transference in trauma groups. She wrote the first manual for the first indigenous social worker program in BC entitled “Let the Healing Begin”. She has written several books including Balancing conflicting interests: A counselor’s guide to the legal process (2013) and Best Practices Manual for Stopping the Violence Counselling Programs (2006) with Maggie Ziegler.


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Pricing and Discounts

Cost: $90

IRNA Members - $45

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Presented by
Maureen McEvoy, MA, RCC
Advanced Imago Therapist,
Workshop Presenter & Consultant

Imago Relationships North America
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