LIVESTREAM WEBINAR ONLY - Preventing Burnout and Fostering Compassion Satisfaction

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Target Audience

Social workers, psychologists, licensed professional counselors, educators, school personnel, mental health professionals, clinicians, health and human service practitioners, and other health care professionals.


ALERT - The health and safety of our learners is of the utmost importance to us. We are closely monitoring the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. After much consideration and with circumstances changing so rapidly, Charlotte AHEC has decided to offer this program as a Livestream Webinar. We are fully committed to ensuring that our attendees, faculty and staff remain safe and well.

Two-Part Webinar (Must attend both dates/times to receive credit):
Wednesday, May 20 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, May 21 - 9:00am to 11:00am
This program will take place over 2 days for a total of 4 hours.

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.

Webinar Information
Participants who are interested in taking this workshop as a webinar, please go to our webinar requirements page for more information and to test your computer and network your computer will be on prior to the class.

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.


  • List components of burnout, compassion fatigue, and compassion satisfaction.
  • Identify research-based strategies to prevent burnout and foster compassion satisfaction at the individual, colleague, supervisor, and organizational level.
  • Explain the ethical implications of not addressing compassion fatigue and burnout and the role of compassion satisfaction strategies in sustaining ethical practice.
  • Discuss how the role of helping professional can positively and negatively impact personal and professional wellbeing.


Gabriela Staley, MEd


May 21 - 20, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lauren B Klein, MSW MPA
May 21 - 20, 2020
Check-In Time
8:30 AM
4.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
0.40 - CEU
4.00 - Contact Hours
4.00 - NBCC Hours
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 14
May 20, 2020
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Charlotte AHEC
Classroom 14
Pre-registration (before May 14).
Contact Hours
Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
NBCC Hours