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Vicarious Trauma and its affects on our work

  • 04 Oct 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Deaf Community Services of San Diego 1545 Hotel Circle South San Diego CA 92108


  • Current (2014-15) SDCRID or AC Member. If you are found not to be a member, you will have to pay $10 onsite before entering workshop.
  • Any one who is currently not a 2014-15 member of SDCRID or RID AC

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SDCRID mini workshop series is proud to host 

Alicia Devine 

Deaf Licensed Marriage Family Therapist


Vicarious Trauma and its affects on our work

A free* two hour workshop presented prior to our General Membership meeting.


Experiencing trauma happens every day to everyone regardless how of small or how extreme the incidents happen which ranges from losing a job, a death of a pet or a loved one, witnessing or experiencing violence, being in an accident, experiencing wildfires to tornadoes to earthquakes, and so on.  Often times, people who have experienced trauma do not deal with how much it affects them and go right back to doing what they always do.  Many people are willing to help others who have experienced trauma, which affects them and causes vicarious trauma, or secondary trauma. Deaf and hard of hearing people experience trauma more often than those who are able to hear. The reasons range from the basic issue of not being able to hear, not having equal access to the media such as in natural disasters, and not having the wide spread support that the mainstream population has access to. 

What is trauma?  What does it look like? And how can we reduce the effects of being so traumatized? How many people do you know are so burnt out, so tired, feeling so down or so anxious?  This workshop will explain all the different kinds of trauma, the impact it has on people, and how to take care of yourself in the face of trauma.

Alicia Devine, LMFT, obtained her B.A. in Psychology from CSUN, and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from SDSU. She is currently now a Clinical Director for DCS. She has over 11 years of experience in working with families, children, and adults with a wide range of disabilities, cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. Alicia has specialized in domestic and sexual violence treatment, crisis intervention and working with traumatized individuals. Her special interests are in the field of mental health for the D/HH community, healthy relationships and families, and attempts 

at happy living for one and for all.

*All mini workshops are FREE for current 2014-2015 SDCRID or Affiliate Chapter members. Please log into your Wild Apricot account to see if you are current.   

.2 CEUs in the category of General Studies will be offered by the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.

Join us for light refreshments and check in at 8:15am

Workshop will be conducted in ASL.

Deaf Community Services of San Diego
1545 Hotel Circle South, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92108

Workshop 9:00am – 11:00 am
Free to all SDCRID & Affiliate members
All others, $10.00. If you register as a member and are not currently a member, $10 will be due onsite prior to workshop. 

General membership meeting begins at 11:15 am

Please read our "Event / Registration Policies" on our registration site for important information about payment and CEUs rules.  


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