From author and consultant Brian Miller comes a training for child abuse professionals and their supervisors on secondary traumatic stress and burnout!
Components for Enhancing Career Experience and Reducing Trauma, or CE-CERT, is a model developed by Dr. Miller that is designed to support well-being in professionals who are exposed to secondary trauma. CE-CERT provides professionals and supervisors with practical skills to address the impact of secondary traumatic stress in themselves and their organization. The goal of CE-CERT is not merely to help professionals survive this work. Rather, the goal is to support professionals to have a vocation that is uniquely and deeply satisfying.
CE-CERT training is provided in two parts:
Part 1 – Foundations of CE-CERT
A two-day training in the principles and skills of CE-CERT and intended for all professionals working in child abuse and neglect.
Part 2 – CE-CERT for Supervisors
A one-day training specific for supervisors of child maltreatment professionals. Supervisors will learn how to incorporate CE-CERT into their supervision model with staff. In addition to the one-day training, supervisors are invited and strongly encouraged to participate in 10 one-hour consultation calls scheduled once or twice a month with the CE-CERT trainer to further learn and get support with implementing CE-CERT into their supervisory practice. Supervisors who want to participate in Part 2 must have attended the Part 1 training.
Brian Miller, Ph.D., provides training and consultation on topics of secondary trauma, trauma informed supervision, and implementation processes nationally and internationally. He is an individual member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and chaired the NCTSN Secondary Trauma Supervision Workgroup. He is the developer of the CE-CERT model for intervening with secondary trauma in service providers and the Shielding model of trauma-informed supervision, both of which have been published and disseminated across mental health and child welfare systems.
His book, Reducing Secondary Traumatic Stress: Skills for Sustaining a Career in the Helping Professions was published in 2022.