november, 2016

18nov7:00 pm- 9:00 pmReciprocal Resilience: Surprising Clinical Advantage with Exposure to Overwhelming Experiences2 CE Hours


Event Details

2 CE Hours

Friday, November 18, 2016   7:00pm-9:00pm

Looking for a bright spot in these days of uncertainty and stress? A paradox: those who work or live with individuals experiencing overwhelming life situations or traumatic events, simply by listening to them in certain ways, may gain personal benefit.

Recently effects other than vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, or burnout among those working with traumatized individuals or groups have been identified. Studies note a phenomenon, “Reciprocal Resilience” (RR), can occur in the process of listening to stories told by victims of trauma. Despite the horror and empathy expected, there can be a surge and consolidation of one’s own sense of resilience.

This workshop explores the newly studied phenomenon of reciprocal resilience. It will identify common, surprising beneficial responses prompted by RR. Case vignettes presented by the instructor and participants will provide an opportunity to observe techniques for promoting RR among those who do trauma related work, or whose lives involve helping others weather overwhelming experiences.

Patricia Bratt, Ph.D. is a Director ACAP, its Trauma and Resilience Program and Applied Psychoanalysis Division. She has written and presented widely on issues related to trauma/resilience-informed practices for clinicians, educators, law enforcement, first responders, and families. She has served as a frontline mental health specialist in disaster situations, domestic violence, and family court, as well as clinical and academic settings.  Dr. Bratt has a private practice in NJ and NYC.

This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #62 Course #439 from 06/10/2015 to 06/10/2017. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 2

NBCC (approval #5709) members will receive two (2) clinical credits for participating in this course.

The cost to attend the workshop is $20
There is a $15.00 fee for the CE certificate.

To register for this workshop

call 973-629-1002, email:


(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



301 S. Livingston Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039

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