Bearing Witness: Traumatic Stress and the Helping Professional

Presented virtually by the St. Thomas School of Social Work Area of Emphasis in Military Practice (AEMP) Scholars

Date & Time:

Friday, November 6, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM



FREE - Please register



Program will begin at 5:30 pm. Certificates of attendance for continuing education will be provided to social workers. Registration is requested for planning purposes, but virtual walk-ins are welcome!

St. Thomas MSW Area of Emphasis in Military Practice (AEMP) Scholars invite you to our virtual fall event focused on traumatic stress, featuring Angela Lewis-Dmello, MSW, LICSW.


Participants will learn to identify and monitor indicators and symptoms of secondary traumatic stress conditions and their impact. Participants will learn to recognize important differences among vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, moral injury, compassion fatigue, and burnout and their implications for job performance and individual wellness. We will address strategies to prevent and diminish the effects of secondary stress conditions. This course will address the importance of working sustainably and organizational interventions to mitigate these work-related conditions.


Angela is the Executive Director at Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic where she oversees integrated collaborative mental health care for a range of clients through a  psychodynamic intervention model in a community mental health setting.  She received a bachelor’s degree in global studies and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota. Angela has a background in trauma therapy, program development and evaluation, clinical training and supervision, and conducting trauma treatment research. Additionally, Angela has been a Community Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work teaching graduate social work students since 2012 and owns a private training and consultation company, Transforming Trauma.

Download the Fall 2020 AEMP Event Flyer

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