Seminar: 'Wellbeing for young practitioners: Dealing with vicarious trauma'

15 May 2019

This seminar was presented by Supreme and County Courts of Victoria.

Her Honour Chief Justice Ferguson

Watch a recording of the seminar, which took place on Thursday 16 May. You can also download the recording.

An experienced psychologist explained why vicarious trauma is an issue for the legal profession and a senior legal practitioner discussed the landmark case of YZ v The Age Co Ltd [2018] VCC 148 (on appeal).

A panel of judicial officers and legal practitioners shared their experiences and provided practical advice on how to recognise and deal with vicarious trauma. Panel guests included:

  • Chief Justice Ferguson (Chair and moderator)
  • Judge O’Neill, County Court
  • Bernadette Healy, VicBar consultant psychologist
  • Victoria Keays, Principal Lawyer at Gordon Legal
  • Arushan Pillay, VicBar

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