*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.
Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.
Working with people who have survived trauma or are facing crises can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also take its toll on your well-being. How can you stay in this work for the long haul or promote the well-being of your colleagues? Being regularly confronted with the realities of the pervasiveness of trauma in our communities can leave helping professionals particularly prone to burnout, a psychological syndrome that involves a prolonged response to chronic interpersonal stressors on the job.
This workshop will explore how to foster compassion satisfaction or the ability to receive gratification from their roles dealing with traumatized individuals and communities. Participants will also learn more about their current levels of compassion fatigue and satisfaction through individual activities and self-reflection. Group activities will help participants build confidence with creating relationships and organizations that foster compassion satisfaction. Strategies, discussion, and case studies will center on the ethical implications of compassion fatigue and burnout and the value of centering compassion satisfaction to sustain ethical practice. Based on what we know from research across various disciplines, participants will both learn tangible steps to proactively prevent burnout and leave with a plan of action.
LB Klein, MSW, MPA
Research Assistant & Doctoral Candidate,
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Social Work
This program is being offered in association with the University of North Carolina, School of Social Work's AHEC Training Partnership.
Charlotte AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5096. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Charlotte AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.