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STAFF ONLY! I Don't Care Anymore: A Lesson in Compassion Fatigue

Friday, February 22, 2019
8:45 am12:00 pm
Kermit Dahlen Training Center - 3500 W. 4th Street - Sioux City, IA 51103

Substance abuse and mental health counselors, social workers, nurses, recovery counselors and interested human services professionals.

This training will address employee burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. Issues that will be addressed include: recognizing and addressing symptoms of compassion fatigue in ourselves and our peers. The training will also address the importance of debriefing, when it’s necessary, as well as how to complete a formal and informal debriefing. In addition, we will discuss relaxation methods and the importance role of self-care for professionals.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
• Identify the difference between burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
• Identify signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and how it can impact human service professionals
• Identify process and steps for informal and formal debriefing
• Identify how self-care practices are detrimental to the health of the service professional

Annie Fridh, PsyD, is the Vice President of Operations at Jackson Recovery Centers. Annie has more than 25 years of experience and leadership in behavioral healthcare. Prior to moving to Siouxland, she most recently served as the Rosecrance Administrator of Adult Behavioral Health. Annie earned her Bachelor of Science in Family Social Services from Northern Illinois University and her M.S. in Child and Family Studies: Marriage & Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University. She obtained her Doctorate of Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University.