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Compassion Fatigue-When the helper hurts

  • Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • California State University, Fresno Professional Human Services Building Room 122 5310 North Campus Drive, Fresno, CA 93740


  • $10 per CEU

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District: Fresno

Presenter: Elizabeth Morales, LCSW

Description: Compassion fatigue is defined as the experience of secondary trauma or vicarious exposure to trauma resulting in emotional strain and other identifiable psychological and physiological symptoms. It is the experience that remains with helping professionals after hearing first-hand accounts of trauma. Compassion fatigue differs from burnout which is not trauma based. Compassion Fatigue can be cumulative or occur after one interaction with a client. This seminar explores Compassion Fatigue and evidence based interventions to promote awareness and develop helpful interventions and preventive measures.

A: Compassion Fatigue defined: When it hurts to care What is it?
The natural risk of empathy

  • History of Compassion fatigue
  • Risk factors How it happens

B: Compassion Fatigue vs. Burnout Burnout defined

  • Compassion Fatigue vs. Burnout
  • Differences and similarities
  • 2 Case studies of professionals whom experienced compassion fatigue Participant discussions of compassion fatigue
  • Compassion fatigue interventions

C: Evidence based Ways for helping Professionals to Avoid Compassion Fatigue Preventive Measures to avoid compassion fatigue

  • Self-care for the caring professional
  • Nurturing ourselves using evidence based techniques Readiness for change, motivation, and Self-talk 

CEUs: 2.0 hours


Eleanor Speakes | espeakes41@gmail.com (Fresno District Coordinator)

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