PITTSFIELD — Four Berkshire social service agencies will sponsor a full-day conference titled, "Protecting Ourselves from Vicarious Trauma" on April 5 at Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road. The hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is included in the $60 registration fee, with an additional fee for participants earning continuing education credits. The registration deadline is March 23.The continuing education credits being offered include: continuing medical education (5.25), nursing (5), licensed marriage and family therapist (5), licensed mental health counselor (5), substance abuse counselor (5), psychology (5) and social work (5).The conference is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Berkshire County, Berkshire AHEC, Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention and The Brien Center. It will be presented by Laurie Markoff a licensed psychologist and the director of Trauma Integration Services for the Institute for Health and Recovery in Cambridge.For details and to register conveniently and securely online, visit www.namibc.org. A limited number of scholarships are available. Information: Brenda, 413 443-1666.
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