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How to Identify and Overcome Compassion Fatigue & Burnout in the Human Services

  • 07 Jun 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (GoToWebinar)


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Description: This webinar will provide the cognitive-behavioral tools for identifying and overcoming compassion fatigue and burnout due to secondary trauma of counseling traumatized clients. The webinar will show how to key into specific beliefs in one's reasoning process, such as various types of perfectionism that have been linked to compassion fatigue and burnout; and how to reframe these thoughts and make constructive behavioral changes.

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-1130600

This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify irrational thoughts that lead to secondary trauma/burnout
  2. Refute these thoughts
  3. Identify empowering reframes to overcome them
  4. Operationalize these reframes to construct a behavioral plan
About the Presenter:

Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D. (Brown University, philosophy), is Director of the Logic-Based Therapy and Consultation Institute and Executive Director of the National Philosophical Counseling Association. He has authored many books and articles on related subjects including Cognitive-Behavior Interventions for Self-Defeating Thoughts (Routledge, 2021). He also teaches clinical ethics at Florida State University College of Medicine and is an MSW student in the Department of Social Work at Florida State University. Gale S. Cohen, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC is Associate Director of the Logic-Based Therapy and Consultation Institute and has a private mental health counseling practice.

Gale S. Cohen, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC is a licensed mental health counselor in private practice and former professor and chair of a human services department in the Florida State College System.  She has decades of experience treating child and adult survivors of sexual abuse and domestic abuse/family violence as well as designing and teaching courses on these topics as part of a college curriculum. Her experience includes counseling clients with PTSD, Adjustment Disorders, and other trauma and stressor-related disorders.

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