Compassion fatigue and burnout are real, and can decrease your effectiveness in working with clients and can be a hazard to your own physical and mental health. This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of compassion fatigue and burnout. It will assist practitioners in identifying their own levels of compassion fatigue and /or burnout. It will identify strategies that can be implemented to prevent and combat the emotional exhaustion and feelings of hopelessness.
By participating in this workshop, participants will:
Be able to operationally define the concepts of burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress;
Be able to discuss the relationship between burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress;
Be aware of methods to identify personal strengths and challenges related to burnout and compassion fatigue;
Be able to identify strategies to prevent and combat burnout and compassion fatigue.
Dr. Sylvia Cohen is currently working as a consultant in private practice. She is also on the Board of a new non-profit group, The Cohen Institute for Student Learning and Mental Health, that was recently formed to promote the growth and development of students. She is on the AZPA Consortium Board. For over 20 years, Dr. Cohen was the Lead Psychologist in Scottsdale Unified School District. She is a Past-President of AASP, and was a NASP Delegate for 6 years. She continues to teach at NAU.