Identifying
and Addressing
Compassion Fatigue

Compassion Fatigue is a state characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. It is common among individuals that work directly with trauma victims; such as social workers or first responders.

Sufferers can exhibit several symptoms including hopelessness, a decrease in experiences of pleasure, depression, constant stress and anxiety, sleeplessness or nightmares, and a pervasive negative attitude. We find in the behavioral health arena it has a significant presence and can lead to negative outcomes for these helpers and can have an impact on patient care, relationships, and can lead to health issues.

Mindful Self-Care is all about learning how to take care of yourself and identify those issues that trigger you to act in a negative manner. Self-care helps individuals recharge and refocus so they can continue on with their tasks. Fortunately, there are ways to personalize and fit a good self-care practice into one’s schedule such as taking more breaks, writing in a journal, training for a marathon or spending more time with loved ones, just to name a few.

After this session, attendees will be able to:

1. Define compassion fatigue. 
2. Recognize signs and the physical symptoms associated with compassion fatigue.
3. Make a self-assessment, identify, and discuss both positive and negative coping skills.
4. Get tips and additional resources on methods of self-care related to compassion fatigue.

Certifications and cost

Attendees will earn 3 hours of Continuing Education. Certificates are sent by email within 30 days after the training concludes. Please choose the type you require during registration. If no CE type is selected, attendees will be sent a NAADAC certificate.

NAADAC - Addictions Counseling certificate, which is typically accepted by most licensing and certification bodies. 
NASW AZ - Approved by National Association of Social Workers, Arizona Chapter. 
APA - The Training Institute-Southwest Behavioral Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
NBCC - The Training Institute-Southwest Behavioral Health has been approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6368.

You can find additional information here https://socialwork.asu.edu/ce-accreditation

Registration fee is $59. Student Registration: Enrolled students may receive a discount. 

Please contact Keith.Smith.2@asu.edu with any questions.

Register today

Please note that this training occurs online, via the ZOOM Meetings Platform: Login links are sent via email the Monday before the training. Please log in through the link provided at least 5-10 minutes in advance of the event start time so you can get situated, and troubleshoot if needed.  

Date and Location

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Online via Zoom Meetings