Managing the Hazards of Compassion Fatigue
Parts 1 & 2
MARY JO BARRETT & LINDA STONE FISH
Compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization are more than occupational hazards for those in the helping professions. Feeling too much of our clients’ emotions and fears can lead to ethical transgressions because of our decreased cognitive ability and impaired judgment. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to remain more ethically attuned by recognizing the clinical impact of compassion fatigue. You’ll discover:
- The often subtle ways compassion fatigue can negatively affect your work with clients
- How compassion fatigue can impact your ethical clinical decision-making and how be sure you’re making wise choices in sessions
- How to develop a personal wellness plan
Continued with workshop 306
Note: This workshop fulfills many state board requirements for training in ethics and risk management.
Mary Jo Barrett, MSW, is the founder and director of the Center for Contextual Change and the coauthor of Treating Complex Trauma: A Relational Blueprint for Collaboration and Change and The Systemic Treatment of Incest.
Linda Stone Fish, MSW, PhD, the David B. Falk Endowed Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Syracuse University, is the author of Nurturing Queer Youth.