5 hours, 6 minutes
NOTE: The seminar manual, CE information, and CE test are contained on disc #1 in PDF format. To access these documents, play disc #1 in your computer. For the video presentation, begin playing disc #1 in your DVD player.
For the past 15 years, research has demonstrated that working with people who have experienced pain, abuse, and trauma may have negative effects on the caregiver. And it’s no surprise that these effects are potentially debilitating...leading to a loss of focus, lack of empathy, dimmed enthusiasm and an empty passion.
Join compassion fatigue expert and national speaker Martha Teater, LMFT, LCAS, LPC, and bring home proven, practical tools for professional resiliency, and learn how to integrate them into your practice. You will also leave with techniques to teach and help your clients improve their lives.
Martha has over 30 years of mental health experience as a therapist, addictions specialist and program director. Most recently, Martha has focused her passion on helping with Red Cross efforts as a disaster mental health volunteer supervisor, including serving survivors of Katrina and other natural disasters. Martha is a lead trainer for the Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces (SAF) national course “Coping with Developments” for military families. She is a national speaker on compassion fatigue, and a prolific writer, with over 170 articles published.
Summarize the causes, effects, treatments and prevention of compassion fatigue
Explain how compassion fatigue erodes professional resiliency
Learn to implement skills for successful self-care
Demonstrate an increased capacity to remain comfortable and maximally effective regardless of your clients’ trauma
Detail simple and powerful strategies to prevent the symptoms of compassion fatigue
Create an easy-to-use, personal and professional resiliency plan
Bringing Meaning To Compassion Fatigue
Empathy: the cost of caring
Secondary traumatic stress
Compassion fatigue vs. burnout
Identifying strong warning signals
Recognition and empowerment
Identifying emerging dimensions
Quality of life scale – measure your level of fatigue
Resilience as prevention
10 immediate interventions
Strengthening your resiliency
Steps for a paradigm shift
Work to home transition
Taking Care of You
Mission focused living – resiliency and symptom reduction
Relaxation as prevention
Tools for developing, strengthening, maintaining resilience
Standards of self-care
How to win your pursuit of peace
Develop a self-care plan:
Martha Teater, LMFT, LCAS, LPC, is a recognized trainer for compassion fatigue treatment and resiliency. She has over 30 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, addiction specialist, and program director. She is currently the mental health director of two nonprofit clinics in North Carolina. She has maintained a private practice since 1990.
Martha has been a mental health supervisor for several national disaster deployments. She became interested in compassion fatigue following hurricane Katrina, and has presented workshops on this topic across the country. She is a lead trainer for the Red Cross Services to the Armed Forces (SAF) course “Coping with Deployments.” Martha is part of the Red Cross SAF mental health workgroup, developing the “Coming home” modules for families. Martha also teaches disaster mental health simulations through the North Carolina Psychological Association.
Martha has published over 170 articles in newspapers and magazines, including “Compassion Fatigue in Katrina’s Wake” in Family Therapy Magazine.