Compassion Fatigue

  • 26 Jan 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive, York, PA
  • 20


  • Those who want to receive CEU's in social work. Additional payment of $10 is incurred.

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Compassion Fatigue 

York County

January 26, 2018

“We have not been directly exposed to the trauma scene, but we hear the story told with such intensity, or we hear similar stories so often, or we have the gift and curse of extreme empathy and we suffer. We feel the feelings of our clients. We experience their fears. We dream their dreams. Eventually, we lose a certain spark of optimism, humor and hope. We tire. We aren’t sick, but we aren’t ourselves.” …C. Figley, 1995

Description: Compassion fatigue is characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time, resulting from a combination of burnout and secondary traumatic stress related to vicarious traumatization from repeated exposure to traumatic material.

The objectives include:

• Define and understand burnout, vicarious/secondary trauma, and compassion fatigue

• Differentiate burnout vs. compassion fatigue

• Utilize assessment tools to understand personal levels of compassion satisfaction as well as compassion fatigue

• Understand protective factors and develop a plan of self care

The training will use a mix of lecture, individual and small group activities, and video.

Target Audience: This training is for professionals who provide care to anyone, such as nurses, social workers, case managers, housing service coordinators, nursing home administrators, personal care home administrators, aging and mental health workers.

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018


SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Kelly Drive
750 Kelly Drive
York, PA 17404

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $39 

Cost: $49 for Social Work CEU's Only

CEU's for nursing and social work have been approved for this training. Participants must attend the entire session for credit. Partial credit can not be awarded. 

All payments must be made by the day of the training.

Please park away from the spaces at the front of the building.(Reserved for the residents.) Enter through the main entrance.

Registration Deadline: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Presenter: Lisa Arifer-Polcha, LSW

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