Vicarious Trauma - Help for the Helper

Monday 10 February

9.00am - 12.30pm
Online via Zoom

This workshop explores the presentation, risks, prevention and intervention strategies for vicarious trauma, to help support your well-being and psychological safety in your work.

This training is informed by current research, and will provide you with relevant knowledge, skills and tools to better recognize the early signs of toxic stress and offers a range of organizational, interpersonal and personal strategies to minimize the risks and impacts of Vicarious Trauma. 

What others have said:

"Enjoyed the flow of the presentation as presented and that she included cultural aspects into it- specific to NZ. Enjoyed the specific karakia and whakatauki shared along with the metaphor of the seed and the tree :)".

"Thank you so much! I will highly recommend any trainings that you will be holding. I really appreciated the presentation being appropriate to people with an understanding of stress and trauma".

"Andra is a perceptive and warm listener".

Workshop Content

What is Vicarious Trauma? (definition, signs and symptoms)

Differentiating burnout, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma

Exploring risk factors and protective factors

Tools for assessment, prevention and intervention

Empathy, compassion, vicarious resilience and post-traumatic growth 

Building a personalized self-care plan

Who Should Attend?

This introductory-intermediate level workshop is suitable for anyone working in helping fields eg. schools, hospitals, prisons, primary and emergency health care, crisis responders, criminal justice system etc. where there is ongoing exposure to potentially traumatic material such as people’s trauma stories, reports with trauma content, reading material, legal reports, compensation claims, visual trauma material and media content.

 This is also appropriate for anyone concerned about the toll and impact of their workload on their personal and professional functioning, looking to have a better understanding of what vicarious trauma is and tools for prevention.

NOTE - If your organisation is interested in having Andra present online to your team as a private workshop, please contact  for more information.

Date and Time

This 3.5 hour interactive workshop will be held on:

Monday 10 February
9am - 12.30pm
You will be sent the details to access ZOOM, 1 week prior to the workshop.

This is an interactive workshop with breakout room activities and we therefore ask all participants to have their own computer / laptop as this enhances the learning for all.


$265.00 inc GST.  The price stated is per person.

If you are sending 5 or more delegates, please email us for a discounted rate.

Registration process
Payment online is by VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Our registration platform is hosted by Lil Regie, our NZ based booking agent. Upon completing your registration by hitting the blue 'Confirm Booking' button, you will receive an automated email from Lil Regie confirming the booking and amount paid by credit card. This will appear on your statement as from LIL REGIE LTD WELLINGTON.  A GST Tax Invoice showing your payment in full will also be emailed to you.

If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Feona Horrex or phone 027 204 0425. 

Can't pay online and require an invoice?

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.

  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.

  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.

Cancellation Details

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.

If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment.

Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred. 

All cancellations must be received in writing (email). 

Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.

Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

For more information see our full Terms of Trade.

The following peak bodies and organisations recognise that the training we offer is of a high quality, evidence based and relevant for their members CPD.

About the Presenter

Andra Moldoveanu

Andra is a trauma-informed professional with an extensive educational and work background in social work, psychology and child and youth counselling. In addition, she is a certified trauma-sensitive yoga teacher, a trained mindfulness facilitator and practices as a registered social worker and a full member of ANZASW.

Andra is focused on creating safer spaces for clients that honour diversity and inclusiveness and foster individual and collective well-being, empowerment, connection and integration.

She is a passionate, authentic and empathic social worker working from a strengths-based approach with efficient use of various therapeutic modalities. Her clinical training draws on attachment and complex trauma theory, somatic based therapies, narrative therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, brief-solution focused therapy and family systems therapy.

Andra places a strong focus on individual agency and choice, invitational language, self-awareness and compassion. She brings over 15 years of diverse experience in various roles and settings in social services, child protection, community mental health, education, family violence and sexual harm. 

Website IG @thebodyinconversation

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For further details, please contact:
p: 027 204 0425