Date & Time: January 25 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

The profession of social work is inarguably rife with significant challenges, including burnout and vicarious trauma.

Burnout is often perpetuated by delegitimizing, abusive institutions and systems, with myriad negative consequences for practitioners and the profession in general. In this workshop, participants will deepen their understanding of what burnout and vicarious trauma are (and how they differ) and the effects/implications of unaddressed burnout for mental and physical health, well-being, professional longevity, and student outcomes. Data presented will be tailored to the specifics of the helping profession, particularly the continual use of empathy and exposure to trauma disclosures from students.

Participants will have time to reflect on the efficacy of their current self-care practices and collaboratively identify opportunities for proactive self-care. This workshop is tailored to the lived experiences of helping professionals, including the demands and expectations placed on them by their specific roles.

CEs: 3

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe the concepts of burnout, vicarious trauma, and proactive self-care and how these concepts impact social worker well-being;
  2. Participants will deepen their understanding of the systemic drivers of burnout and identify strategies to address these systemic issues;
  3. Participants will add new tools and skills to mitigate burnout to their self-care “toolboxes.”

Faculty Bio

Stephanie Carnes

Stephanie Carnes, PhD, LCSW, LLM

Dr. Stephanie Carnes is a bilingual social worker/PhD with over a decade of clinical, research, and advocacy experience in culturally responsive and sustaining education and mental health. In her clinical work, she primarily worked with Central American immigrant youth, first in a federally funded shelter program and subsequently at a large public high school in New York’s Westchester County. As a consultant, she regularly works with school districts and community organizations to provide professional development on culturally responsive education and supporting the development of policies and practices to support newcomer immigrant students. Additionally, she has conducted extensive research on interdisciplinary collaboration and burnout in public schools, and works closely with school helping professionals and educators to develop personalized “toolkits” for effective self-care.


  • $80 – Registration Fee
  • $60 – Alumni, Field Instructor, FFL, Adjunct Rate
  • $45 – Veterans Rate/Adelphi University School of Social Work Students

Credentialing Information

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Adelphi University require that all events be accessible. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the event host identified on the event webpage; please allow for a reasonable time frame. The event host, when necessary, will collaborate with the Student Access Office.

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