Vicarious traumatic stress

Dr Adrian Allen
Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist


Legal practitioners are frequently exposed to potentially traumatic material as part of their work - this can be experienced indirectly or vicariously; for example, through work with traumatised clients and review of distressing case material.

In this session, clinical psychologist Dr Adrian Allen explains the nature of vicarious traumatic stress including how to recognise the signs and symptoms of it. Dr Allen also provides practical strategies to help maintain and promote positive mental wellbeing.


Dr Adrian Allen

Dr Adrian Allen | Read bio
Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist Healthy Mind Clinic

Joanne Van der Plaat

        Joanne van der Plaat | Read Bio
                The Law Society of NSW


Recorded: 12 April 2022
Format: On-demand webcast
CPD: 1 unit, self-allocated
Cost: Member – complimentary
Non-member – $29
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If you or someone you know needs support, help is available.  

The Solicitor Outreach Service (SOS) is an independent and confidential counselling service for NSW solicitors. Call 1800 592 296 to access this service.

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