008. Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: When Helping Others is Hurting Me
The COVID-19 pandemic has strained our mental health professionals to their breaking point. Many psychologists and licensed mental health professionals have taken on additional clients with more significant trauma than ever before to meet the demand. In this workshop, participants will identify compassion fatigue in their own lives and colleagues’ lives through surveys and group exercises. Participants will be able to employ an improvement and protection plan, which includes Emotional Presence techniques that can also be used with Christian clients. With the current and ever-growing need for culturally competent counselors in the United States, it is imperative that psychologists and licensed mental health professionals find ways to prevent burnout and effectively manage compassion fatigue that can result from working with traumatized populations in urban communities, especially African-Americans. The presenter will explain how to identify the triggers and coping strategies that psychologists and licensed mental health professionals who work with minorities, particularly African-Americans, use to manage compassion fatigue and prevent burnout.
- Evaluate their susceptibility to compassion fatigue and that of their co-workers through an individual survey and group exercises
- Develop a way to cope with compassion fatigue and how to successfully administer a personal improvement and protection plan for psychologists and licensed mental health professionals
- Outline and practice the use of Emotional Presence techniques for oneself, which can also apply to Christian clients and be incorporated into their overall treatment plans
- Define symptoms of stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue and how they relate to effectively working with minorities, especially African-Americans
070. Hope-focused Suicide Prevention: Risk Assessment Tools, Intervention Skills, and Survivor Support
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Suicide is a major public health issue in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), suicide rates rose 33% between 1999 and 2019. It is critical for all psychologists, licensed mental health...
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary The field of professional Christian coaching continues to be a growing opportunity to partner with others in transforming lives, especially during these challenging times. However, maybe the idea of starting a thriving...
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Attachment theory holds tremendous potential in the case of conceptualization and treatment of various forms of psychopathology, including childhood problems, relationship conflicts, chronic depression, anxiety disorders,...
030. Addiction, Substance Abuse, and Compulsive Behavior: Assessment, Treatment, and Effective Tools for Recovery
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Addiction and other compulsive behaviors have devastating effects on individuals, families, communities, and cultures. Biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of persons are involved in the progression...
022. Rising Together: Christian Counselors and Clergy Serving as Human Rights Advocates for Communities of Color
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary Recent data suggest an increase in the number of African-Americans seeking therapy. There are also reports that African-Americans are terminating therapy early. Additional research is needed to understand both the increase...
PRESENTERSCREDENTIALSCE CREDITSLEVELSummary The focus of this workshop will be on “moral injury” in the setting of moderate to severe trauma. Moral injury is a relatively new term in the psychological world, although it is closely related to what used to be called...