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Helping the Helper: Preventing Burnout & Promoting
Self-Care for Mental Health Professionals

A Live Online Continuing Education Webinar

presented by
Norman Blumenthal, PhD
Zachter Family Chair in Trauma and Crisis Counseling at OHEL
Director of the OHEL Miriam Center for Trauma, Bereavement and Crisis Response

This interactive webinar will provide valuable insights for mental health professionals seeking to enhance their ability to withstand the risks of burn out and secondary or vicarious trauma. The presentation will address risk factors, signs and symptoms, and issues of shame and guilt. Antidotes and recommendations for self-care will also be discussed. The presentation will be enhanced by Q&A with the presenter.

This webinar presentation will enable participants to:

• Understand the elements and implications of secondary/vicarious trauma

• Understand what burnout looks like and how it can impact mental health professionals

• Learn about survivor and witness guilt

• Know the risk factors for burnout and secondary/vicarious trauma

• Learn about antidotes for burnout and secondary/vicarious trauma

• Gain insights into sefl-care for mental health professionals


Continuing Education Hours (Included in Registration Fee):
Certificates for 2.0 CE Hours will be provided to Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.
The Mel & Phyllis Zachter OHEL Institute for Training 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-0016), and by the NYSED’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (#MFT-0002) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0002).

Please note:
Per the policy set by the New York State Education Department’s State Boards for Social Work and Mental Health Practitioners, attendees must participate for the entirety of the webinar in order to receive certificates of Continuing Education hours. As there is no accommodation by New York State policy for late arrivals or early departures, partial CE credit for partial attendance cannot be awarded.


Monday, March 12, 2018
7:00pm-9:00pm (EST)

Rate: $45

Cancellation Policy:
If cancellation is received at least 5 business days prior to training date, your full registration fee can be applied to a future Institute training. For cancellations received after this time frame, a 20% fee will be applied.

No Show Policy:
Given the high demand for Institute events, no credit will be provided if cancellation has not been received in advance of a training date.

For more information call: 1-877-EDU-OHEL (1-877-338-6435)