Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC


 2102 Franklin Street

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Phone: (256) 519-9000

Fax: (256) 519-9002



February 16, 2018

Vicarious Traumatization:

Creative Supervision Strategies for Minimizing Itís Effects

8:30 am - 4:15 pm

Check-In begins at 8:00 am

6.0 Contact Hours


Presenter: Dr. Robyn Trippany Simmons, Ed.D., LPC, RPT


Location: St. Markís Lutheran Church, 200 Longwood Dr SE Huntsville, AL 35801

† (door located under large green awning behind church)


Description: Due to the sustained empathic relationship inherent in therapy, the trauma counselorís belief system and world view are vulnerable to the effects of the traumatic experiences of clients. These effects can be pervasive and may lead to personal and professional difficulties. Left unattended, the cumulative effects of trauma work may put the counselor educator or clinical supervisor at risk for PTSD symptomatology. This 6-hour workshop will feature a presentation on vicarious trauma and posttraumatic growth considerations. Additionally, an expressive arts model of counseling supervision will be provided followed by experiential activities to assist clinicians in gaining tools, conceptualizing client cases, and preventing vicarious traumatization.



Learning Objectives Include:

 Understand and process through the impact a steady diet of traumatized clients has on counselor

  Identify the symptoms of vicarious traumatization

  Learn techniques to minimize the impact of vicarious trauma

  Understand and engage in regenerative supervision strategies

Cost: $75 Early-bird (revised by 02/09/2018)

††††††††† $100 Regular (through 02/15/2018)

††††††††† $125 Late/On-Site




Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6834. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners, #0575.



Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Refunds are granted, less a $25 administrative fee, for those requests received in writing by email within two weeks of the seminar. Email requests to No refunds will be given if received less than two weeks from the seminar. If a person fails to attend the seminar and fails to contact us prior to the seminar about a cancellation, no refunds will be issued nor applied to a future seminar. If Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC cancels any seminars, a full refund will be given. Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC reserves the right to cancel any seminars due to low enrollment, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. By enrolling in a seminar, you agree to and will adhere to this policy.


Replacement Certificate Policy:

It is the policy and procedure of Cornerstone Counseling Center, LLC to provide our customers with a certificate of attendance at the end of each seminar. In the event that someone needs a replacement certificate, email our office at and request a new certificate. Please provide your name, course title and date. Please be advised that there will be a fee of $20 for a replacement certificate.





















About the Presenter: Dr. Robyn Trippany Simmons, Ed.D., LPC, RPT received her Ed.D. in Counselor Education in May 2001, as well as a BA in Psychology (1994) and MA in Community Counseling (1996) from the University of Alabama. She serves as Residency Director for the School of Counseling at Walden University. Dr. Trippany Simmonsís research and clinical interests include sexual trauma, vicarious trauma, play therapy, and professional identity issues. She has presented locally, regionally, and nationally and has several publications related to these topics. Further, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama and is a Registered Play Therapist.





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