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Compassion Fatigue: Addressing Secondary Trauma in Our Lives

  • Training and Treatment Innovations 1225 East Big Beaver Road Troy, MI, 48083 United States (map)

Course Description:

Compassion Fatigue differs from burnout in that burnout is caused by stress, while compassion fatigue is caused by caring. Other names for compassion fatigue include: vicarious traumatization; secondary trauma; and secondary PTSD. Compassion fatigue is the emotional residue that one carries as a result of working with clients exposed to trauma. Signs of compassion fatigue include a loss of energy, grief, anger, frustration, tardiness, depression, feelings of hopelessness, irritability, sleep problems, flashbacks, erosion of idealism, spiritual distress, and a shift in one’s world view. People vulnerable to compassion fatigue include mental health workers, addictions professionals, individuals with heavy trauma caseloads, counselors who deal with death and dying, individuals who work with traumatized children and sexual abuse survivors, medical professionals, fire fighters, and the clergy. Participants will leave this interactive, skill building session with tools that will enable them to prevent and overcome compassion fatigue. There is a $19 charge for this session.

Course Link:
http://www.ttiinc.org
CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Sponsor:

Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc.

Contact Information:
Dolores Carter
248-524-8801
dcarter@ttiinc.org

 


Earlier Event: October 25
Ethics for Lunch