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Compassion Fatigue Prevention & Resiliency: Fitness for the Frontline

This seminar recording has been identified by hundreds of professionals as life changing, essential and exhilarating. Join Dr. J. Eric Gentry, an internationally-recognized leader in the study and treatment of compassion fatigue for state-of-the-art training that integrates the latest research and practical wisdom to help you reclaim the satisfaction, hope and inspiration of professional caregiving.

For the past 30 years research has been steadily accumulating to demonstrate that caring has its costs. We now know that working with others who suffer pain, depression, abuse and trauma has negative effects for the caregiver—many of which are potentially debilitating. Attend this seminar and learn powerful tools that are critical elements of professional resiliency and integrate them into your practice immediately.

  • Say goodbye to job-related stress
  • Why self-care isn’t enough – the secrets of compassion resiliency
  • Evidence-based resiliency training for caregiving professionals
  • Learn the 5 critical elements of professional resiliency
  • Powerful tools to immediately integrate into your practice


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J. Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC
1 Hour 30 Minutes
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03 Aug, 2013
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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 1.5 hours CPD.



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Compassion Unlimited

Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of disaster and clinical traumatology, having trained thousands of professionals and paraprofessionals worldwide in the treatment of traumatic stress. His doctorate is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley, one of the pioneers of traumatic stress. Dr. Gentry was one of the original faculty members of the Traumatology Institute and later became the co-director of the International Traumatology Institute at the University of Southern Florida. Dr. Gentry, along with Dr. Anna Baranowsky, is the co-author and co-owner of the Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum – 17 courses in field and clinical traumatology leading to seven separate certifications.

Dr. Gentry has been a clinical member of several CISM teams and has provided assistance in many different disaster and critical incidents including Oklahoma City, New York City, and hurricanes in Florida. He was the developer of the Community Crisis Support Team, which began in Tampa, Florida, and has become a model for communities to integrate mental health services into their disaster response network.

Dr. Gentry is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery (Third Edition) (Hogrefe Publishing, 2014). His other books include Forward Facing Trauma Therapy (Compassion Unlimited, 2016) and the coauthored Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss: The 10 Core Competencies for Evidence-Based Treatment (PESI, 2017). Additionally, Dr. Gentry has published many research articles, book chapters, and periodicals in this maturing area of study.

Dr. Gentry has a private clinical and consulting practice and is adjunct faculty at many universities. He draws equally from his scientific study and from his rich history of 30+ years of clinical experience with trauma survivors to balance this training with current, empirically grounded information and experienced-based compassionate intervention skills. You will be challenged, inspired, and uplifted by Dr. Gentry and this unique training.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: J. Eric Gentry receives compensation as Owner of Compassion Unlimited. He receives royalties as an author for Hogrefo & Huber Publishing. Dr. Gentry receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: J. Eric Gentry has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Summarize the history, causes, treatment and prevention of compassion fatigue, burnout, secondary traumatic stress, caregiver stress, countertransference, and vicarious traumatization
  2. Identify the true causes of stress in personal and professional life
  3. Outline skills for successful internal self-regulation of anxiety-ability to maintain comfort and maximal performance regardless of the external contexts
  4. Develop knowledge and skills necessary to prevent the symptoms of compassion fatigue through enhanced resiliency
  5. Create a 5-point self-directed Professional Resiliency Plan that can be easily integrated into professional practice and personal life


Opening Exercise – A Message from Viktor Frankl

  • Tools for Hope: Stress = Perceived Threat
    1. Perceived Threat
    2. The Body, Brain & Autonomous Nervous System
    3. Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic Dominance
    4. Self-Regulation
  • Compassion Fatigue Didactic
    1. Caregiver Secondary Traumatic Stress: Causes, Prevention & Cure
    2. Burnout: Causes, Prevention & Cure


  • Intentionality
    1. The Covenant
    2. Didactic: Breaching Integrity & Sympathetic Dominance
  • Self-regulation
    1. Instruction: Physiological Intervention for shifting from Sympathetic to Parasympathetic dominance
  • Self-validation
  • Connection
  • Self-Care

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Therapists, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Other Mental Health Professionals



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