Continuing Education
Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress: Promoting Wellness for Chronic Illness Mental Health Professionals
When: Friday, May 6, 2022 - 8:45am-12pm (PST)

Where: This training will be held virtually on Zoom

Event Description:

Burn-out, compassion fatigue and secondary trauma are all often discussed as concerns for those working in helping professions; unfortunately, with limited attention to methods to minimize this distress. This seminar will provide a radical shift in thinking about promoting wellness and sustaining career. Developed by Dr. Brian Miller, the Components for Enhancing Clinician Experience and Reducing Trauma (CE-CERT) model is grounded in evidence-based approaches to managing stress and healing from trauma in the mental health field. In contrast to self-care strategies that require the individual to engage in a restorative practice after-work, the CE-CERT model proposes qualitative changes in one’s approach to work and micro-interventions throughout the day. 

Presenter: Elizabeth Risch, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Learning Objectives:

After attending this continuing education opportunity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe a trauma informed rationale for promoting their own wellness

  2. Identify five skill domains for promoting wellness, reducing secondary traumatic stress and burnout

  3. Apply skills to their current workday to improve emotion regulation

CEUs: The Center for Chronic Illness has been approved to offer 3 CEUs by the Washington State Society for Clinical Social Workers for clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists (Masters level clinicians).

The Washington State Psychological Association has approved this CE Workshop. 

The Washington State Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Washington State Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*Please note, for clinicians not located in Washington state, you will need to check with your state's licensing board to see if this program will meet the continuing education requirements in your state.


$150 - PhD Psychologists or higher level of education

$130 - Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSWs), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs) *also includes associate level clinicians

$60 - Students

*After registering, if you'd like to make a donation in addition to your registration fee in support of the chronic illness community, please visit our Donate page.

Please reach out to us at or 425-296-2705 if you will need accommodations during this virtual training. 

Updated 3/17/2022

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