Compassion is at the heart of your work, and at the heart of you. But excessive demands on your empathy can leave you feeling worn down, burdened by the suffering of others, and dreading your next day on the job.
This is Compassion Fatigue. It’s more than being overworked, and it’s a threat to the safety of your patients, your own wellbeing, your relationships, and your career.
This program is exactly what you need to regain purpose, fulfilment, and thrive in your profession – whether you’re already experiencing the emotional burnout of Compassion Fatigue, or want to make sure you avoid it.
If you work in healthcare, mental health, veterinary medicine, rehab or any helping profession this is one recording you can’t afford to miss.
By completing this program you will have met the educational requirements for eligibility when applying to become a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals! Seize the opportunity to become a go-to resource in your facility, office, or unit with the tools and understanding necessary to manage the emotional demands that can negatively impact the care of patients/clients and push other valuable team members away from the job
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.25 hours CPD.
Debra Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and private practitioner with over twenty-five years of clinical experience. She specializes in an integrative approach bringing together polyvagal, neuroscientific, and somatic principles to treat trauma and co-morbid disorders.
Debra discovered that the polyvagal approach facilitates a mindful awareness of the biological reactions influencing the therapist/client relationship and the client's sense of safety in the world. Integrating physiological, brain-based, body-focused approaches with traditional psychotherapeutic orientations helped clients to recover more easefully and quickly from trauma. In addition, with an increased sense of safety and connectedness, clients more frequently practiced the strategies required through her work in private practice and as a clinical supervisor, educator, and consultant.
Dr. Alvis developed and led the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia where she now teaches health psychology graduate students to apply polyvagal, neuroscientific, and somatic approaches, serves as project director for federal grant focusing on integrative healthcare, and develops mindfulness-based research studies. A thirty-year personal contemplative practice and over a thousand hours training as a mindfulness and yoga teacher further enrich her presentations.
Financial: Debra Alvis is in private practice. Dr. Alvis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Debra Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)
Access never expires for this product.
Analyze the concept of compassion fatigue and establish how it relates to secondary trauma and burnout.
Assess the factors that can contribute to compassion fatigue.
Investigate the role of autonomic nervous system reactions in compassion fatigue.
Apply assessment instruments that can be employed to identify the signs of compassion fatigue in self and others.
Employ evidence-based strategies from mindfulness and mental health treatments to reduce stress and increase well-being.
Demonstrate how organizations can build resiliency in their employees and increase retention.
Compassion Fatigue’s Impact on Professionals, the Workplace, and Caregivers
History of compassion fatigue
Compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, depression, and burnout
Recognize contributing factors
Identify how compassion fatigue robs you of your ability to nurture
The ethics of self-care – research evidence
Red Flags to Watch for: Signs and Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue
The nervous system’s role in CF and its symptomology
Assessment instruments for self and others
Identify triggers for emotional distress
Review your personal/professional history
The Compassion and Empathy Toolkit: How to Maintain Purpose, Fulfilment and Thrive
Reset during the workday with strategies to:
Restore compassion & clarity
Reconnect with the rewards
Raise your gratitude quotient
Apply your signature strengths in new ways
Build competence and compassion by being present
Conquer Burnout with Strategies To: De-Stress, Manage Emotions, Reduce Anxiety, and Stop Feeling Overwhelmed
Deep breathing exercises for immediate calm
Right here/right now – stay in the moment to reduce anxieties
Effective and healthy ways to manage your emotions
Change limiting stories about caring for yourself
Release the negative – 3 steps to countering negativity bias
Create a Healthy Home/Work Balance
Bring calm after work hours with relaxation techniques
Restore body & mind with awareness
Stop replaying your day – strategies to end rumination
How to rewire your brain towards happiness
Food as medicine – nutrition tips for enhancing resiliency and wellbeing
Retention and Resiliency Strategies: How Organizations and Individuals Can Build Better Work Environments
How cleansing the toxic workplace combats compassion fatigue
Manage bullying and blaming
Communication strategies for collaborative relationships
Stair-steps towards building resilient practitioners
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.