Olga Phoenix is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on the topics of Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Secondary Stress, as well as personal and organizational cultures of Sustainability, Self-Care, and Wellness. Ms.Phoenix is a Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center Expert Consultant and Trainer on trauma-informed services, underserved populations, and vicarious trauma prevention; a member of Training and Mentoring Team at National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence; as well as a member and speaker at Elite Speaker’s Bureau, Inc.
Ms.Phoenix is a creator of the Self-Care Wheel, a comprehensive wellness and vicarious trauma prevention tool, translated in several languages, and widely used in United States and abroad. Her new book is based on the concept of Self-Care Wheel and entitled “Victim Advocate’s Guide to Wellness: Six Dimensions of Vicarious Trauma-Free Life.” It was published in September 2014 and has been incredibly well received by victim advocates, therapists, medical and criminal justice professionals. Due to popular demand it is scheduled to come out in Spanish translation in April 2015.
Olga Phoenix graduated with a Masters of Public Administration and Nonprofit Management from the University of South Florida, Masters of Arts in Women’s Studies from Florida Atlantic University, and is currently a Doctorate Candidate in East West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
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