Compassion Fatique and Vicarious Trauma

Overview

In this training, presented by Dr. Sheri Gibson, professionals will learn the distinct differences between sympathy, empathy, and compassion; as well as the differences between compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma. Training attendees will learn the external and internal factors that increase one’s risk for compassion fatigue and the common associated warning signs. Dr. Gibson will share formal measures used to assess compassion fatigue among caregivers and professionals within organizations and agencies and offer tips for prevention including self-awareness, self-care, and self-regulation techniques toward the goal of better serving our aging community members and their families.

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Compassion Fatique Powerpoint file
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