Coping with Stress, Trauma and Burnout
Underwritten by TEGNA Foundation

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma will deliver a 75-minute Zoom-based training on the effects of stress, trauma and burnout on individuals and teams, and offer guidance and recommendations for how to cope most effectively. It will provide a grounding in trauma science and basic awareness of the impact of trauma exposure and related stresses on journalists, along with evidence-based strategies and practices in wellness and collegial support.

Led by Kate Porterfield PhD, a clinical psychologist and senior Dart trainer, and Ariel Ritchin, a documentary filmmaker and associate Dart trainer.


This recording is only available to current NAHJ members. Join/Renew NAHJ here.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, April 20, 2023 – 1:00 pm PST/4:00 pm EST


Kate Porterfield PhD

Kate Porterfield, PhD, is a consulting clinical psychologist at the Bellevue Hospital Program for Survivors of Torture in New York City. Dr. Porterfield has provided clinical care to adults, adolescents and children who have experienced war and refugee trauma and torture for over 20 years. She regularly consults on issues pertaining to trauma, including in cases at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, US courts, and the International Criminal Court and with journalists and human rights organizations. Dr. Porterfield is a founding staff member of the Journalist Trauma Support Network, an initiative at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University. Dr. Porterfield regularly teaches and works with groups around issues of wellbeing, stress management and team communication. She trained with and continues to teach at the legendary Second City improvisational theater.

Ariel Ritchin

Ariel Ritchin is the Senior Producer for the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, a project of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide. He directs and oversees all editorial content and leads strategic and digital initiatives, while managing specialized programs, workshops and trainings for reporters all over the world. Ariel is also a multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker whose audio and video work has appeared on Life of the Law, NBC News and PBS Newshour, among others. He has previously worked in the multimedia department at the ACLU and as a video editor for Lucky Tiger Productions. He is a Logan Nonfiction Fellow, a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow and a Posse Foundation Scholar. Ariel holds an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Middlebury College.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Leslie-Anne Frank, Director of Next Gen Initiatives. We hope to see you soon virtually!


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