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Sustainable Clinical Practice: Combating Compassion Fatigue

Course
Virtual
2 CE Hours
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    Live Webinar

Location

  • Live Webinar
    Access virtually on TPN.health
Description

This continuing education course is for clinicians who feel overwhelmed with current events and burned out by their work. This course will go deeper than discussing self-care and provide practical tools for handling your stress levels. Attendees can immediately implement skills learned to improve their clinical practice and overall well-being. This course will also address concerns related to BIPOC clinicians dealing with microaggressions and systemic racism, which also contribute to compassion fatigue. 

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Substance Use Disorder Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this course is to increase understanding of practices that can assist clinicians with being sustainable in the mental health field with a higher quality of life.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define compassion fatigue.

  • Explain the impact of COVID-19 on mental health professionals.

  • Identify 3 or more symptoms of compassion fatigue.

  • Describe how to measure the severity of compassion fatigue symptoms.

  • Create a sustainability plan to manage symptoms of compassion fatigue and improve quality of life.

References
  • American Psychological Association. (2021, March 11). One year later, a new wave of pandemic health concerns. https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2021/one-year-pandemic-stress

  • Cocker, F., & Joss, N. (2016). Compassion Fatigue among Healthcare, Emergency and Community Service Workers: A Systematic Review. International journal of environmental research and public health, 13(6), 618. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13060618

  • Craigie, M., Slatyer, S., Hegney, D., Osseiran-Moisson, R., Gentry, E., Davis, S., Dolan, T., & Rees, C. (2016). A pilot evaluation of a mindful self-care and resiliency (MSCR) intervention for nurses. Mindfulness, 7(3), 764–774. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-016-0516-x

  • Dubi, M., Powell, P. W., Gentry, E. (2017). Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss: The 10 Core Competencies for Evidence-Based Treatment.,1-117.

  • Flarity, K., Gentry, J. E., & Mesnikoff, N. (2013). The effectiveness of an educational program on preventing and treating compassion fatigue in emergency nurses. Advanced emergency nursing journal, 35(3), 247–258. https://doi.org/10.1097/TME.0b013e31829b726f

  • Flarity, K., Holcomb, E., & Gentry, J. E. (2014). Promoting Compassion Fatigue Resiliency Among Emergency Department Nurses. DNP Capstone Projects: Exemplars of Excellence in Practice, 67.

  • Flarity, K., Nash, K., Jones, W., & Steinbruner, D. (2016). Intervening to Improve Compassion Fatigue Resiliency in Forensic Nurses. Advanced emergency nursing journal, 38(2), 147–156. https://doi.org/10.1097/TME.0000000000000101

  • Flarity, K., Moorer, A., & Rhodes Jones, W. (2018). Longitudinal Study of a Compassion Fatigue Resiliency Intervention in Nurse Residents. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8(9), 61-67. https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v8n9p61

  • Flarity, K., Nash, K., Jones, W., & Steinbruner, D. (2016). Intervening to Improve Compassion Fatigue Resiliency in Forensic Nurses. Advanced emergency nursing journal, 38(2), 147–156. https://doi.org/10.1097/TME.0000000000000101

  • Flarity, K., Jones Rhodes, W., & Reckard, P. (2016). Intervening to Improve Compassion Fatigue Resiliency in Nurse Residents. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(12), 99-104. http://jnep.sciencedupress.com

  • Gentry, J. E., Baggerly, J., & Baranowsky, A. (2004). Training-as-treatment: effectiveness of the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training. International journal of emergency mental health, 6(3), 147–155.

  • Gentry, J.E. (2002). Compassion fatigue: A crucible of transformation. Journal of Trauma Practice. 1(3/4) 37-61

  • Gentry Ph D, J. E., & Dietz M D, J. J. (2020). Forward-Facing(R) Professional Resilience: Prevention and Resolution of Burnout, Toxic Stress and Compassion Fatigue. Outskirts Press.

  • Gentry, J.E. & Monson M. (2017). Professional Resilience: Helping Doesn’t Have to Hurt. Compassion Unlimited.

  • Mental Health - Household Pulse Survey - COVID-19. (n.d.). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/covid19/pulse/mental-health.htm

  • Panchael, N., Saunders, H., Rudowitz, R., & Cox, C. (2023, March 20). The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use. KFF. https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/the-implications-of-covid-19-for-mental-health-and-substance-use/

  • Potter, P., Deshields, T., Berger, J. A., Clarke, M., Olsen, S., & Chen, L. (2013). Evaluation of a compassion fatigue resiliency program for oncology nurses. Oncology nursing forum, 40(2), 180–187. https://doi.org/10.1188/13.ONF.180-187

  • Potter, P., Deshields, T., Divanbeigi, J., Berger, J., Cipriano, D., Norris, L., & Olsen, S. (2010). Compassion fatigue and burnout: prevalence among oncology nurses. Clinical journal of oncology nursing, 14(5), E56–E62. https://doi.org/10.1188/10.CJON.E56-E62

  • Potter, P., Deshields, T., & Rodriguez, S. (2013). Developing a systemic program for compassion fatigue. Nursing administration quarterly, 37(4), 326–332. https://doi.org/10.1097/NAQ.0b013e3182a2f9dd

  • Potter, P., Pion, S., & Gentry, J. E. (2015). Compassion fatigue resiliency training: the experience of facilitators. Journal of continuing education in nursing, 46(2), 83–88. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20151217-03

  • ProQOL Measure. (n.d.). ProQOL. https://proqol.org/proqol-measure

  • Rank, M. G., Zaparanick, T. L., & Gentry, J. E. (2009). Nonhuman-animal care compassion fatigue: Training as treatment. Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal, 5(2), 40–61

Counselors

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

Substance Use Disorder Professionals

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

Social Workers

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive ____ continuing education credits.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

CE Policy
This course is fiscally sponsored by MHM365. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
Natasha D'Arcangelo, QS, LMHC, NCC, CCTP, CCFP

Natasha is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the states of Florida, Oregon, and Washington, a Florida Qualified Supervisor, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP), a Compassion Fatigue Educator, and a Certified Forward Facing Professional Resilience Coach and Consultant. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. Natasha is the Clinical Director of Lakewood Residential Treatment Center and the owner of D’Arcangelo Counseling & Consulting, LLC. Her previous experience includes 15 years as an educator and work in an inpatient psychiatric setting, community mental health, private practice and as a mental health tech. Natasha is an international speaker that has presented on various topics including Destigmatizing Mental Health Care, Compassion Fatigue and Effective Techniques for Working with Teens. She operates from a cultural humility perspective and is an ally of the LGTBQIA+ community. Natasha is especially passionate about working with clients who are struggling with trauma and anxiety.

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