Re-igniting the Passion: Invigorating the Relationship with Self-Care to Prevent Compassion Fatigue

January 11, 2020 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027

Continuing Education Workshop (see registration page for CE hour info & fees) | Registration Required

About the Workshop

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. Participants in the workshop will:

  • Identify the signs of compassion fatigue and the risk factors
  • Verbalize the benefits to visualization, meditation, and vision boards in personal and therapeutic work.
  • Apply exercises of visualization and vision board work to the populations served
  • Identify what live exercises can be applied to specific target populations.
  • Analyze and identify how to adapt tools learned to particular social work settings.
  • Define the effectiveness of the different tools for personal use.
  • Define how tools can benefit practitioner and client by listing at least three exercises to use with their clients.
  • Describe the biggest obstacles to making these tools work and what tips can be incorporated to remedy this.

More information, including workshop learning objectives and a full presenter bio, can be found on the registration page.

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