Training on “Occupational risks in helping professions. Strategies and techniques for reducing them. “Was held on November 19. The lecturer of the online discussion was the lecturer from Veliko Tarnovo University “St. St. Cyril and Methodius ”Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sonya Budeva, who has recently been part of the NASO Expert Council.
The training included workers in the field of social services – social workers, psychologists, social pedagogues, educators, resource teachers, rehabilitators, occupational therapists and others.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sonya Budeva examined in detail the increasingly topical issue of the growing risks in the helping professions, focusing on the practical guidelines for dealing with the so-called. Burnout, traumatic stress and mental health risks for professionals who work daily with users of social services with severe disabilities. The symptoms of emotional exhaustion, frustration, anger and depression, characteristic of the burnout syndrome, were also examined, and the second was related to secondary traumatic stress, replacement trauma and countertransference.