Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, & Burnout for Mental Health Professionals
May 3, 2024 | 9am to 12:15pm Central Time | 3.0 CE/CEU credits
Live webinar via Zoom
**Registration for this course closes at 5pm CT on Tuesday, April 30, 2024**
This course is funded by the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health Division through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Substance Use and Mental Health Block Grants.
CE/CEU credits included: 3.0 (see below for approval details)
Format: Live virtual, interactive workshop via Zoom. The on-demand course registration is found here.
Investment: FREE for North Dakota residents (due to grant funding identified above). Non-ND residents may join the course for $89.
Presenter: Katie Francis, MSW, LCSW/LICSW (see bio below)
In the demanding field of mental health, professionals often find themselves navigating the delicate balance between providing empathic care to others and maintaining their own well-being. This course is designed to equip mental health professionals with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to safeguard their own well-being while providing optimal care to their clients. Definitions, differences, and similarities between compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, and burnout will be explored. There will be a focus on the development of strategies to build resilience to help mitigate the psychological, emotional, and physical toll this challenging work can have on mental health professionals. Factors at the personal, professional, and organizational levels will also be examined and discussed. Participants will leave this intermediate level course with knowledge and skills necessary to create a fulfilling and sustainable career in the challenging an rewarding field of mental health.
- Describe the differences and similarities between compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma, and burnout.
- Explain the psychological and physiological impact of trauma and stress.
- Identify strategies that can be used to build resilience and treat the effects of work-related trauma and stress.
HPC and ATAGF do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or age.
Conflict of Interest Statements:
Ms. Francis receives compensation from HPC/the grantor for instructing this course. She is also employed at ATAGF (the co-sponsor for this course).
There is no known commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the CE sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could be construed as conflicts of interests. There is also no commercial support or benefits for endorsement of products (e.g., books, training, drugs).
The presenters will inform participants of the utility and validity of content discussed (including the basis for statements about utility/validity), as well as limitations of the approach and the most common and severe risks, if any, associated with program content.
Requests for Accommodations:
HPC and ATAGF are committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in all aspects of its continuing education activities. Participants with special needs should contact program organizers so reasonable accommodations can be made.
To request accommodations, contact Director of Continuing Education, Erin Haugen, PhD, LP, CMPC at [email protected].