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


Faculty:
Debra Premashakti Alvis, PhD
Duration:
6 Hours 16 Minutes
Copyright:
Jul 14, 2022
Product Code:
POS055855
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


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.

Best of all, upon completion of this training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of compassion fatigue. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CCFP for details.

If you work in healthcare, mental health, veterinary medicine, rehab or any helping profession this is one training you can’t afford to miss.

Purchase today!​


CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!

  • No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99.99 value)!
  • Simply complete this seminar and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*

Attendees will receive documentation of CCFP designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program.

*Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CCFP for professional requirements.

CPD

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



CPD

PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 6.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Debra Premashakti Alvis, PhD's Profile

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Debra Alvis, PhD, 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 maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with the University of Georgia, PSIvet, Mountain Area Health Education Center, Twin Lakes Recovery Center, and Ridgeview Institute. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Debra Alvis has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Objectives

  1. Analyze the concept of compassion fatigue and establish how it relates to secondary trauma and burnout.
  2. Assess the factors that can contribute to compassion fatigue.
  3. Investigate the role of autonomic nervous system reactions in compassion fatigue.
  4. Apply assessment instruments that can be employed to identify the signs of compassion fatigue in self and others.
  5. Employ evidence-based strategies from mindfulness and mental health treatments to reduce stress and increase well-being.
  6. Demonstrate how organizations can build resiliency in their employees and increase retention.

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

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Educators
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Floor Directors and Managers
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • CNAs
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Technicians
  • Veterinary Practice Managers
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical Supervisors
  • Educators
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Others in Caring Professions

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