Lecture 'Understanding Vicarious Trauma and Burnout In Research Among Marginalised Groups / In Difficult Settings'

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Alumni , Employees , Students
09-02-2021 from 09:30 to 11:00
Prof. dr. Ilse Derluyn- CESSMIR & Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy. Prof. dr. Tine Destrooper- Department of European, Public and International Law. Dr. Jeroen Cuvelier, Department of Conflict and Development Studies
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This one-hour public lecture and 30 mins Q&A will address how vicarious trauma can impact those who interact with vulnerable & traumatised communities

Vicarious trauma is the emotional residue of exposure that people like researchers can get from working with traumatised people as they hear traumatic stories and become witnesses to the pain, fear, and terror that trauma survivors have endured.

Researchers are often exposed to distressing/traumatic material through the subjects that they study. The term vicarious trauma (Perlman & Saakvitne, 1995), sometimes referred to as compassion fatigue describes the phenomenon generally associated with the “cost of caring” for others (Figley, 1982).

This lecture will be given by Arianna Rondos, a licensed psychotherapist who specialises in trauma, forced migration, gender-based violence and torture and has been working with front-line aid workers, researchers and others for over 15 years. If you want to learn more about setting clear boundaries and self-care as a researcher in difficult settings or with marginalised groups, then this lecture is for you.