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2017 Wellness Forum

  • Methodist College - UnityPoint Health North Academic Drive Peoria, IL, 61615 United States (map)

When the Helper Needs Help: Understanding Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

Ryan Stivers, PhD, LMFT

Peoria, IL

High stress is part of the job for helping professionals, but what happens when the stress becomes too much? Working with trauma patients can be traumatic for the caregiver. As a result, professionals can experience burnout, depression, anxiety, addiction and relational conflict at work and at home. This presentation will review the symptoms of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. Stigmas associated with professionals seeking help will be discussed, and strategies for self-care will be reviewed.

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Earlier Event: April 6
2017 IAMFT Annual Conference
Later Event: February 10
Eureka Public Library