Compassion Fatigue and Covid-19: Building Resilience in the Helping Professions as Individuals, Teams, and Organizations

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Presenter: Lianna Chong, MA, MTS

Professional caregivers have faced extraordinary pressures in recent months, underscoring the challenges of compassion fatigue and resilience in helping professions. We must understand how this type of work uniquely affects us as caregivers and implement practical support systems to cultivate resilience. This workshop will survey the research on compassion fatigue including burnout and secondary trauma, including effective resilience strategies for individuals, teams, and organizations.

The program will be delivered in a highly interactive online format incorporating discussions, reflections, and experiential learning. Participants will reflect on their own experiences, share stories in small groups, and assess contextual factors within their organization. To receive credit for the course, participants must complete two short assignments pre- and post-workshop.

Eligible participants are practitioners and supervisors with 2+ years of experience in the human services (psychology, social work, nursing, therapy, etc.). Please note that participants are encouraged to share from personal experiences and may be exposed to triggering material.

Professional caregivers have faced extraordinary pressures in recent months, underscoring the need to implement effective support systems. This workshop provides an overview of the research on compassion fatigue, including burnout and secondary trauma, and covers effective resilience strategies for individuals, teams, and organizations. Participants will apply learning through reflection, discussion, and assessments. Please note: participants are encouraged to share from personal experiences and may be exposed to triggering material.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the effects of compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary trauma on professional helpers.
  • Identify areas for personal development in resilience.
  • Apply active strategies for building resilience through mindfulness and self-awareness.
  • Implement resilience strategies with supervisees and teams.
  • Facilitate a peer group intervention for compassion fatigue.
  • Assess organizational factors that contribute to burnout.

Program Code: CFR6
Credits: 6
Fees: $175
Students are not eligible to attend this program. See above for eligibility requirements.

Details

  • When

  • Saturday, September 26, 2020
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • William James College - ONLINE
    617-244-1682

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