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(TFL) DT 1644 Understanding the impact of trauma on a lawyer’s work

FOR ILPA MEMBERS ONLY - This course is funded by Trust for London. To book on the course, please submit your application here 

This course will aim to understand the impact of vicarious trauma / secondary trauma / burnout on the lawyers’ work, identifying the signs and being able to engage with our work in the best way for ourselves and our clients. 


 

Event details

Date(s):30 November 2015
Start Time:16.00
End Time:19.15
Location:London
Level:Basic;Intermediate
Audience:Those working with and/or representing traumatised clients No prior experience required
Main area:Immigration;Asylum;Detention;Removal/deportation
Main area other:Human Trafficking
Aim of course:

Understanding the impact of vicarious trauma / secondary trauma / burnout on the lawyers’ work, identifying the signs and being able to engage with our work in the best way for ourselves and our clients. 
 

Topics:
  • Understanding trauma
  • Signs of secondary trauma
  • Common impact of trauma on working practices
  • Values at work
  • Managing balance
Tutor details:Dr. Jane Herlihy, Director of the Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law Kalvir Kaur, Solicitor at ATLEU, the Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit
Tutor biographies: 
Dr. Jane Herlihy is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist based in London, UK.  She has worked clinically with asylum seekers and refugees experiencing difficulties following traumatic experiences and is now Director of the Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law, writing and conducting research into the decision-making in refugee status claims.  She has presented widely to clinicians and to lawyers and judges, both on the clinical treatment of asylum seekers and refugees following traumatic experiences, and on the psychological aspects of refugee status decision making. Her particular interest is in the contribution that psychological knowledge and empirical research can make to the establishment of fair and humane processes for those fleeing persecution. She is an associate member of the International Association for Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ) and an Honorary Lecturer at University College, London.
 
Kalvir Kaur has recently moved to ATLEU from Fadiga & Co. Kalvir holds strategic and legal expertise in advocating for the rights of refugee children and victims of trafficking.  An experienced trainer, Kalvir has trained legal representatives and NGOs on protecting children’s rights.   Known amongst her peers as a talented, committed and exceptional solicitor, Kalvir is particularly recognised for her work with unaccompanied children.  In 2008 she won the Immigration Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award for her work with unaccompanied minors and victims of trafficking.  Kalvir Kaur has also been presented with the 2014 ECPAT UK Children's Champion award.
 

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