Understanding Burnout, Vicarious Trauma, and Compassion Fatigue in Clinical Work

DATE: Wednesday, July 24, 2024

TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET //  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT  // 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT // 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. MT

PLATFORM: Via Zoom Webinar

COST: $36


  • Live & Interactive Webinar
  • Presentation Slides PDF & Additional Resources Included
  • Provides for 2 CE hours of Clinical training

People who work in social services, child protective agencies, hospitals, the justice system, and other critical services are often at risk of burnout, vicarious traumatization, and compassion fatigue. Clinicians and other providers frequently engage in empathic engagement with vulnerable and traumatized people, which has been shown to have a deleterious effect on the providers’ mental health. Often, this can be paired with challenging behavior from people in crisis and in the context of working in settings where providers have too high caseloads with too few supports. This training seeks to help providers better understand signs of burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue and what can be done to prevent and mitigate the effects.

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the signs of burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue.
  • Identify challenging behaviors resulting from trauma, neglect, and other adverse events.
  • Reflect on practices that mitigate the effects of burnout and vicarious trauma, such as enhancing self-care practices, promoting self-regulation, and working on healthy separation between the provider, their emotions, and the people they serve.