The focus of the training will be to examine how the principles of trauma-informed practice apply in the supervisory context. The course will examine approaches to supervision and performance reviews, strengthening the team’s ability to implement trauma-informed care. Approaches to incident debriefing will be explored, with particular emphasis on client and staff safety. Finally, supervisory supports to mitigate vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burn out will also be discussed.
- Apply trauma-informed practices in supervision.
- Examine strategies for addressing performance issues within the staff team and in alignment with trauma-informed approaches.
- Identify resources and discuss strategies to support staff teams in addressing issues of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burn-out.
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for supervisors and managers who would like to develop their supervisory skills or learn more about trauma-informed approaches to supervision.
Course Dates & Format
October 4 & 5, 2023
1:00pm – 4:00pm ET
This is a 6-hour training. This course consists of two 3-hour interactive virtual sessions using Zoom.
Instructor: Kathryn Mettler, BA.Psy., MSW
Kathryn is a professional development specialist who brings 20 years of experience in social service and community health-care sectors. Kathryn has held senior leadership positions in the areas of child and youth care, homelessness and social housing, and mental health and addictions services. She is passionate about trauma- and dignity-informed approaches to service delivery, and supervision.
Currently, Kathryn is a Program Coordinator and Faculty Member at Humber College, and is pursuing a Doctoral degree with a focus on trauma-informed practices. Kathryn lives and works in Toronto, on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Haudenosaunee, Anishnawbeg, Mississaugas of the Credit, and Wendat peoples. Kathryn is committed to anti-oppressive and inclusive practices that foster collaborative, and transformational learning.
Member Fee: $150.00 + $19.50 (HST) = $169.50
Non-Member Fee: $185.00 + $24.05 (HST) = $209.05
Group Registration: Save 20% off individual fee with group registration of 4 or more participants. Download the group registration form HERE.
Continuing Education Information
Licensing boards and professional organizations will grant Continuing Education credits for attendance at their discretion when participants submit the course outline and certificate.
This is available as an in-person or virtual in-service training and customized to suit your needs.