Resilience is the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune, adversity, or change. In this interactive workshop, we will explore the concept of burnout within human service careers and the ethical implications for our professional and personal lives. We will center our discussion around the current COVID-19 crisis and the increased stress felt by human service professionals in managing both personal and professional demands within a changing landscape. We will examine recent research on the topic of resilience for human service professionals, including new strategies and tools for improving our capacity to monitor and address our own symptoms of compassion fatigue.
We will “get real” about self-care and wellness by exploring individual and systemic successes and setbacks in balancing demanding professional roles with the stress of life outside of work. To make the session beneficial to participants, we will complete an evidence-based comprehensive assessment to identify indicators of compassion fatigue and burnout, and each participant will create a concrete, personalized plan for incorporating self-care strategies both within and outside of the workday. We will explore how the current public health crisis impacts our ability to support our own well-being and will identify ways to support our wellness amid our current reality. We will also examine how elements of identity may impact our experience of burnout, and we will discuss the value of community and social networks in supporting those facing daily marginalization and oppression. Through reflection, video clips, and mindfulness activities, participants will engage in learning about prioritizing self-care in the real world.
Group RegistrationsRegistering 5 or more participants with one payment? Please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.
Group Rate Available$40/person or $200/person total (if registering for all events in the series) | Five or more from same agency, registering & paying at same time
(add $15 to fee after 06/18/20)
*For full list of registration fees, please see the pdf brochure.
Check out the other programs in this series!
• Trauma and Recovery for Adults - June 11, 2020
• Technology-Based Clinical Supervision: Extending the Supervisory Reach - June 17, 2020
• Critical Incident Response and Stress Management for Human Service Professionals - June 24, 2020
• Ethical Action in Challenging Times - June 30, 2020
Physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, counselors, substance abuse professionals, case managers, adult clinicians, therapists, and others working with adults who have experienced trauma.
- Describe indicators of compassion satisfaction and fatigue and identify the ethical and practice issues that result from compassion fatigue in the workplace
- Discuss the common barriers to wellness in our current times, both on individual and systemic levels, that contribute to compassion fatigue for human service professionals
- Outline strategies and tools that can be used in individual, group, and organizational levels to reduce burnout and increase provider resilience amid challenging times
- Complete an in-depth analysis of participants’ own compassion satisfaction and fatigue, and define how indicators of compassion fatigue are present in their professional and personal lives
- Create a personalized self-care plan that identifies strategies to improve physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and professional well-being
- Amy S. Levine, MSW LCSW