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Friday, August 18, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM PDT
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Southeast Community Facility Commission 
1800 Oakdale Avenue
Alex L. Pitcher, Jr. Community Room
San Francisco, CA 94124

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Helynna Brooke 
San Francisco Mental Health Education Funds, Inc. 

Building Resiliency: Effective Management of Vicarious Trauma 

Nicky MacCallum LMFT, NCC is presenting “Building Resiliency: Effective Management of Vicarious Trauma.” This training is suitable for all service providers who work with children, youth, adults, and families impacted by trauma.
Working with people who have been hurt, and feeling committed or responsible to help increases the risk of vicarious trauma.  While vicarious trauma is a normal and natural part of working with a traumatized population if not effectively managed it can be permanently transformative negatively impacting both quality of work and quality of life.  Participants in this training will have the opportunity to increase their understanding of vicarious trauma, participate in a self-assessment of their own vicarious trauma and learn practical, effective self-care tools to assist in coping with, transforming, and inoculating against the impact of vicarious trauma.
Continuing education credits (CEU) will be offered for LMFTs, LCSWs, OTTPs, Psychologists, Nurses, CCAP (CAADE)

 Participants in this all-day training will have the opportunity to: 

  • Increase understanding of vicarious trauma.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms associated with vicarious trauma
  • Identify tools which can be utilized to effectively address vicarious trauma.

By the end of this training participants will be able to:

  • Define vicarious trauma and articulate why those working with a traumatized population are at greater risk for vicarious trauma
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms associated with vicarious trauma
  • Identify the potential impact of vicarious trauma in all areas of life
  • Identify the importance of awareness, balance, community and connectedness in effective vicarious trauma management
  • Create an effective and individualized plan for short-term/urgent self-care.
  • Create an effective individualized lifestyle plan for ongoing self-care.


  • Conference fee: $50.00
  • Conference plus 6 CEUs: $70.00 

Payment can be made using your credit/debit card or Paypal.

Lunch: You may purchase lunch for $10 when you register. You may also feel free to bring lunch or walk to a nearby restaurant.

CEUs Offered:
Psychologists: Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
LCSWs, LEPs, LMFTs and LPCCs : This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for LCSWs, LEPs, LMFTs and LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
 Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. (NBCC Provider #: 5815). 

 Occupational Therapists (OTTP): Our courses can provide professional development units (PDUs) to Occupational Therapists (OTs) licensed in California who take our courses if the OT determines that the course is related to his/her area of practice.     

CADC, CCDP, CCJP, CCPS, CCS Certified Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse Counselors: Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. provides professional development hours for Alcohol and/or Drug Abuse Counselors (i.e., CADC, CCDP, CCJP, CCPS, CCS) certified by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP).Once you have obtained a credential from CCAPP (formerly CAADAC), you will need to maintain it by obtaining 60 hours of continuing education every two years, and must include at least three hours of ethics. A miniumm of 30 hours must be from approved provider programs and the other 30 hours may be achieved in areas or professional development.

Nurses:  (RNs, PTs, LVNs, HHAs, CNAs): Psycho-Legal Associates, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 11769. This live course provides six contact hours per day.

Recommendations from past participants:                                     

“Nicky is a very effective trainer with a warm, supportive style.  Each attendee left the class having the tools to identify the specific symptoms of Vicarious Trauma in oneself as well as effective means to cope with them.” Peggy Pearson, LMFT, Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland

“Ms. MacCallum's presentation was clear, creative, and engaging.  Each person walked away from her class feeling empowered, encouraged and energized.” Chaplain Peggy Ashforth, Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin

“Nicky was thoroughly engaging as a presenter. She provided a wide range of creative and useful tools for service providers to utilize in a variety of vicariously traumatizing situations and discussed strategies for integrating self-care into our daily lives.” Melinda Stone, Alameda County Youth and Family Services Bureau

Bio: Nicky MacCallum is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Nationally Certified Counselor and CAMFT  Certified Clinical Supervisor and has been providing quality psychological services to children, adolescents, transition age youth and their families for more than 25 years. In addition to working as an Independent contractor providing training and workshops locally and internationally Ms. MacCallum is the Clinical Director of Youth Alive in Oakland, CA - Serving youth recovering from violent injuries in order to promote positive alternatives to violence and to reduce retaliation, re-injury, and arrest.  Ms. MacCallum is the Chair of the Therapist's Working Group for the National Network of Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (NNHVIP) and was a Collaborative Investigator for the DSM-5 field trials contributing on Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders as well as Depressive Disorders.  Her work with Youth ALIVE! has been featured in Essence Magazine, and she has offered testimony to the California State Assembly Select Committee on Gun Violence in the East Bay. Ms. MacCallum has experience collaborating with child protective services, victims of crime services, family reunification, diversion programs, juvenile justice, community mental health, foster care, residential services, school based programs and hospital-based programs. Ms. MacCallum holds a bachelor's degree (with honors) in performing arts from the
University of London, Goldsmith's College (UK) and a master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from San Francisco State University.

Click on the link below to register.