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Compassion Fatigue Certification Training for Healthcare, Mental Health and Caring Professionals

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.
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Faculty:
Debra Alvis
Duration:
6 Hours 18 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Mar 06, 2020

Description

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, fulfillment, 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.


Become Certified!

By completing this program you will have met the educational requirements for eligibility when applying to become a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP) through Evergreen Certifications! 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 

Please Note: Professional standards apply. The IATP has an application fee for the CCFP certification; that fee is not included in your program purchase. Visit evergreencertifications.com/customercare/faq for answers to frequently asked certification questions.

Handouts

Outline

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, Fulfillment 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
  • Empowering leadership for change

Faculty

Compassion Fatigue Certification Training for Healthcare, Mental Health and Caring Professionals

Debra Alvis, Ph.D. Related seminars and products: 10


Debra Alvis, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, professor, and workplace wellness consultant whose trainings to address compassion fatigue have helped healthcare and mental health professionals around the country, including the medical staff at a flagship state university health center.

Over the last 20 years Dr. Alvis has designed individualized and group programs to promote stress hardiness, work-life balance, and resiliency for nurses, physicians, social workers, counselors, and others working in jobs with excessive demands on their empathy. Her work in a range of medical and mental health settings provides her with a keen understanding of these demands and the potential impact on professionals across disciplines.

Dr. Alvis also developed and led the Mind/Body Program at the University of Georgia that specializes in addressing anxiety, stress, and depression in individuals with physical health concerns and co-morbid mental health issues.

Dr. Alvis lectures, leads retreats around the world, and maintains a private practice in Georgia where she treats clients with anxiety, trauma, shame, depression and relational concerns. She continues to serve as a professor at the University of Georgia where she supervises the clinical work of doctoral students, teaches health psychology, and co-leads a research team.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
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.