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The Cost of Compassion Fatigue on Helping Professionals


Helping professionals (therapists, teachers, medical professionals, foster parents, first responders) are frequently exposed to some of the most difficult human stories.The constant barrage of seeing and hearing about the traumatic experiences of others can take a toll on your physical and emotional health, resulting in burnout, problems in relationships, emotional and physical exhaustion, and in some cases, symptoms of PTSD. Learning how to handle the effects of compassion fatigue will help professionals find meaning in their work again, enjoy life outside of work, and learn how to set better life-work boundaries. Using humor, stories, science, and practical interventions, Stacey helps participants remember how to just breathe!

Participants will learn:
●Definitions of Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Secondary Traumatic Stress
●Why Compassion Fatigue affects helping professionals
●Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue
●Strategies for healing
●Returning to the reasons you became a helping professional
●Implementing self-care that isn’t just another to-do list
●Clarifying professional boundaries and learning to say no


  • Stacey Burgess, LCSW-S

    Stacey Burgess, LCSW-S, is the Executive Director of Resolve Behavioral Health
    Services, and has 15 years of experience working with trauma survivors and educating
    community members about trauma. Stacey is an adoptive mother of three young adults,
    and her hobbies are eating and trying to make people snort laugh.

August 23, 2024
Fri 1:00 PM CDT

Duration 3H 0M

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