Trauma Education Essentials


On Demand Webinar with Dr. Dana Ross on July 15, 2019 at 12 pm EDT

On Demand Webinar with Dr. Dana Ross on July 15, 2019 at 12 pm EDT

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On Demand Webinar. Vicarious Trauma in Health Care Providers. Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you immediately. A link to the recorded webinar will be sent to you within 24 hours. This webinar is for health professionals and trainees. All prices are in USD.

In this webinar, Dr. Dana Ross will discuss the meaning of the term ‘vicarious trauma’ and how it is commonly expressed in care providers. The concept of vicarious traumatization will be defined specifically within the context of trauma therapy, with an emphasis on key signs and symptoms of its clinical presentation. Vicarious traumatization will be distinguished from compassion fatigue, and its association with burnout will be explored. Known risk factors for vicarious traumatization will be delineated, as well as strategies to mitigate the impact of these risk factors. Preventative strategies to enhance resilience will be outlined and practical skills and examples will be reviewed. The idea of vicarious growth will be introduced as well.

Dana Ross, MD, MSc, FRCPC
is a psychiatrist in the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Canada. The Trauma Therapy Program specializes in treating those who have experienced childhood interpersonal trauma. She practices trauma-focused individual and group therapy, and is a lecturer in the Division of Equity, Gender and Population at the University of Toronto. She has a strong interest in teaching and education, and has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate classes at the University of Toronto. 

Dr. Ross completed her psychiatry residency in Ontario, Canada, at the University of Toronto and at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She completed a Master of Neuroscience degree at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta and finished her undergraduate degree in psychology at York University in Toronto. She was recently on the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Board of Directors. She has had numerous speaking engagements across North America with a focus on trauma, education, and psychotherapy. Dr. Ross co-chairs the Trauma Talks conference ( in Toronto which is a conference focused on the concept and practice of trauma-informed care. Dr. Ross was born in Inuvik in the Northwest Territories in Northern Canada and is of Dene descent. She identifies as Métis. Her interests outside of psychiatry include writing, movies, and painting.   

Objectives: By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Explain the terms ‘vicarious trauma’ and ‘vicarious growth.’

2. Describe the symptoms that can arise from experiencing vicarious trauma as a health care provider and/or therapist.

3. List 5 different strategies to enhance resilience and decrease ones’ risk for experiencing vicarious trauma.

12:00 – 12:50       Dr Dana Ross’ presentation
12:50 - 1:00       Questions & Answers

For Students: Welcome! Please email your proof of status to We are unable to send you the link to the webinar until we have received your document. See the FAQ section on our website for details on acceptable documents.

2019 Registration Fee

  • Summer Sale $29 USD (regular rate $35 USD)

  • Summer Sale Student rate $19 (regular student rate $25). The student rate is for full-time students only. Proof of full-time status must be emailed to

  • All courses are intermediate level unless otherwise specified.

CE credit information

  • CE credits are only applicable to the live webinars.

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