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Friday, June 18, 2021

Com­pas­sion Fatigue: The Cost of Caring

Men­tal Health Pro­fes­sion­als, join KYC’s Clin­i­cal Train­ing Com­mit­tee in a train­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty about com­pas­sion fatigue. 

Speak­er Mon­i­ca Robin­son LCSW, has been a ther­a­pist for over 20 years with an exten­sive back­ground in rela­tion­al trau­ma treat­ment, psy­cho­dy­nam­ic per­spec­tives, and expe­ri­en­tial work­shops for both pro­fes­sion­al and per­son­al growth venues. She has super­vised new ther­a­pists and acts as a con­sul­tant for those seek­ing a trau­ma informed lens on their clin­i­cal work. Mon­i­ca par­tic­u­lar­ly focus­es on the trans­fer­ence and coun­ter­trans­fer­ence dynam­ics between clients and therapists.

It is inher­ent in work­ing with peo­ple around their strug­gles and suc­cess­es that health pro­fes­sion­als will be affect­ed both per­son­al­ly and pro­fes­sion­al­ly in ways that will trav­el with them when leav­ing work each day. If health work­ers are present and engaged, they are changed by this work over time.

Liv­ing through the col­lec­tive, ongo­ing trau­ma of a pan­dem­ic, ampli­fies the inten­si­ty and per­va­sive intru­sion of vic­ar­i­ous trau­ma and com­pas­sion fatigue.

In this work­shop, par­tic­i­pants will learn to iden­ti­fy the sig­nals of vic­ar­i­ous trau­ma and dis­cuss ways to build aware­ness, strate­gic respons­es, and self-com­pas­sion for the effects of the dai­ly trau­ma load they inevitably carry.

Work­shop par­tic­i­pants are invit­ed to reflect on their expe­ri­ences and devel­op meth­ods of self-care that will sus­tain them through their work as well as sup­port them in their per­son­al lives.

This inter­ac­tive train­ing will:

  • Define and explore the mean­ing of vic­ar­i­ous trau­ma and com­pas­sion fatigue.
  • Iden­ti­fy the signs and symp­toms of vic­ar­i­ous trau­ma and com­pas­sion fatigue on health work­ers, their work, and their teams.
  • Iden­ti­fy the impact of a shared trau­ma, both pro­fes­sion­al­ly and personally.
  • Iden­ti­fy the effects of the mul­ti­ple loss­es of the past year on the devel­op­ment of vic­ar­i­ous trau­ma and com­pas­sion fatigue.
  • Dis­cuss the impact on view of self, the larg­er world, and our sense of safety.
  • Nor­mal­ize the shame and iso­la­tion that many in the help­ing pro­fes­sions experience.
  • Iden­ti­fy strate­gies and tools for self-care: both pro­fes­sion­al­ly and personally.

Event Infor­ma­tion

3 CEU’s avail­able for LCPC/LPC, LCSW/LSW, LMFT/LFT, CADC, Coun­selor II, Pre­ven­tion­ist II, CARS II, CODP II, PCGC II, CRSS II, CCJP II, CVSS II, CPRS II, MAATIP II, CFPP II & NCRS II

Date: June 182021

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Loca­tion: Vir­tu­al, host­ed by Ken­neth Young Cen­ter. Meet­ing infor­ma­tion will be sent to reg­is­tered participants.

RSVP: Non-KYC Staff Men­tal Health Pro­fes­sion­als are wel­come to join. The cost of atten­dance is $35.

Ken­neth Young Cen­ter Staff Mem­bers are encour­aged to attend at no cost.

Please con­tact Cheri Seley to RSVP or with questions.

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