The Overseas Press Club of America (OPC) and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma will host a 90-minute training session online on coping with stress, burnout and trauma on the job. The session will cover the basics of self-care and collegial support, including the impact of covering trauma and tragedy on journalists, and offer concrete guidance and techniques for enriching one’s coping skills and wellness, and building resilient news teams. The training will include a slide presentation and briefing, as well as a Q&A. The training is limited to 50 participants.
Registrants will receive a link to join the program via Zoom on the day of the event. If you register but find you cannot attend, we ask that you email us at [email protected] so we can give people on our waiting list the chance to participate.
The trainer is Elana Newman, Ph.D., the McFarlin Professor of Psychology at the University of Tulsa, and has conducted research on a wide range of topics regarding the psychological and physical response to traumatic life events, assessment of PTSD in children and adults, journalism and trauma, and understanding the impact of participating in trauma-related research from the trauma survivor’s perspective. Her work in journalism and trauma has focused on occupational health of journalists and she and her students have several studies underway examining the effects of journalistic practice upon consumers. She was the key investigator on the Dart Center’s research survey on photojournalists’ exposure to trauma. She co-directed the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma’s first satellite office in NYC after 9-11. Newman is a past president of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, the world’s premier organization dedicated to trauma treatment, education, research, public policy concerns and theoretical formulation.