Most social workers and others in helping professions choose to enter the field because of their desire to help people and the great feelings they derive from doing just that. It’s called Compassion Satisfaction and it keeps most in the field for extensive amounts of time, sustaining energy, drive and empathy. But what happens when that compassion satisfaction turns into Compassion Fatigue and helping others hurts? Compassion Fatigue can lead to burnout and secondary trauma if not addressed.
This workshop has a dual purpose. It is geared toward enhancing practitioners’ well-being and then positively impacting the populations they serve. The tools gained from this workshop may be applied to practitioners and clients. This workshop will go into detail of how specific self-care practices at the individual level can prevent Compassion Fatigue and increase emotional well-being in the practitioner.
Cindy Bautista-Thomas, LCSW, is currently an Associate Director of Field Education at the Columbia School of Social Work, an Adjunct Lecturer and a PhD candidate. She has over 20 years of clinical social work and administrative experience in public schools, private agencies and higher education. Cindy is a Bronx-born, Dominican-American writer, mother and social work advocate for education. She is committed to educating, inspiring and moving people to find their gifts, talents and abilities to live a purpose-driven life. Cindy is the co-founder and Vice President of Velocity Visions, Inc. a personal and professional development company committed to providing individuals, groups and organizations with the tools for transformation.
Ancy Lewis, LCSW, has worked with children, families and adults for over 15 years in the areas of mental health and child welfare. Currently, Ancy works in private practice as a Behavioral Coach for families whose young children are having behavioral sleep issues and other disruptive behaviors. She also teaches monthly sleep classes on healthy sleep habits for children and has contributed to these issues in Parents Magazine, The Journal News, Pregnancy Corner and The Baltimore Times. You can learn more on her website: www.sleepinglittledreamers.com. Ancy is the co-founder and President of Velocity Visions, Inc. a personal and professional development company committed to providing individuals, groups and organizations with the tools for transformation. Ancy holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University.
For more information and to register for the event, please click here. 6.5 contact hours are available for NYS, NJ and CT Licensed Social Workers. Licensed Social Workers for other states, please refer to your state licensing agency and email firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is also open to the public.