Virtual Conference
Mental Health 2022

Blythe Landry

Louisiana Department of Health, United States of America

Title: The Impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Practitioners on Their Response to Secondary Trauma


This presentation will focus on reviewing the incidents of primary PTSD in mental health practitioners and administrators, as well as the evidential impact this primary condition has on a person’s response to work-related secondary or vicarious trauma. It will include a review of the relationship of PTSD to entry into the field of mental health and the ways that secondary or vicarious trauma plays out in daily life, relationships, workplace, communities and primary patient care. I will also share common behavioral manifestations to these combined traumas, as well as recommendations for combating increased VT or secondary trauma response related to primary PTSD.  


Blythe Landry is a LCSW/M.Ed., GRM specialist and Death Midwife with 22 years experience in trauma, grief and addictions. She is the author of Trauma Intelligence: The Art of Helping in a World Filled with Pain (PYP 2021), and has recently completed trauma trainings at Google Health, IVAT Hawaii, The Louisiana Department of Health, Heading Home and Harvest House.