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Secondary Trauma - Prevention and Intervention
Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
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Secondary Trauma - Prevention and Intervention

Trauma is not just an issue for those who have experienced it directly, it can also affect those that work in trauma. The goal of understanding secondary trauma is to understand how stress and trauma can affect us, what practices and strategies provide protection and what to do if you are experiencing trauma symptoms from your work. This workshop will provide an overview of ways people can experience secondary trauma, discuss signs, symptoms, and risks of secondary and trauma and explain how to implement strategies to prevent and treat secondary trauma. Presenter will provide examples, tools and resources for application in your organization.

1. Gain knowledge about the spectrum of ways working in trauma can affect us.
2. Understand the signs and symptoms of secondary trauma.
3. Learn prevention and intervention strategies for those experiencing secondary trauma.

Members:  $20
Nonmembers:  $35


Gena Castro Rodriguez is a psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist, full time professor in the Graduate Psychology Program at the University of San Francisco, and Director of the Survivor Policy, and training and Resource Center for the Prosecutors Alliance.  Dr. Castro Rodriguez has been working with victims and survivors of trauma, abuse and violence for thirty years including her most recent position as the former Chief of the Victim Services Division for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. She has expertise and training in trauma, victims of crime, the juvenile and criminal justice system, and community mental health. Dr. Castro Rodriguez has held leadership roles in non-profit and government services for thirty years and has developed many successful programs, policies and legislation to increase access and engagement in mental health and trauma recovery services nationally and internationally. She is currently the Director of the Survivor Services Center for the Prosecutor Alliance, providing training and consolation in the areas of victim of crime cases, services and policy, legislation, trauma and mental health, violence prevention and criminal justice reform.

Dr. Castro Rodriguez received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Sacramento State University, a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute for Integral Studies. Dr. Castro Rodriguez completed her doctoral internship at the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group Clinic. Her research interests include the areas of interpersonal trauma, the cycle of violence, delinquency and criminal behavior, victimology, gender responsive strategies and secondary trauma. Dr. Castro Rodriguez has taught at the University of San Francisco graduate counseling psychology program for eight years and teaches Trauma and Crisis among other courses.