Compassion Fatigue: Heal Thyself explores how vicarious stress and trauma can impact a clinician’s emotional health. Consideration is given to the importance of being mindful of one’s personal well-being. If we are compromised with stress and experience “burn-out,” we potentially place our clients at risk of receiving less than quality support. Focus will be placed on identifying signs of secondary trauma and self-care strategies for stress reduction. Moreover this course exploressleep deprivation and proper sleep hygiene: understanding the relationship between our nutrition, diet, exercise, and circadian rhythms. Cognitive behavioral strategies will also be reviewed. Lastly, the efficacy of these integral therapy practices as a part of stress reduction for patients in clinical treatment will be considered in conjunction with other psychodynamic and behavioral modalities.
Course Title: Compassion Fatigue: Heal Thyself
Instructors: Trélan Nicole Holder, MS, LCSW & William Wright, NASM Certified Fitness Professional Contact Hours/CEUs: 4-Hours
Format: Online Self-Study Course (Text-based Readings and Videos)
Process: Register and pay for course. Read content online. Pass online post-test and print certificate of completion. Registrants can access course for 2 years from date of registration.
Define Compassion Fatigue also known as secondary trauma
Identify the signs of “burn-out”
Identify self-care strategies (mindfulness, meditation, breathing and progressive muscle relaxation)
Recognize ways to draw healthy boundaries
Identify ways to advocate for your professional and personal needs in the workplace
Course will provide tools of mindfulness, meditation and relaxed breathing as ways to minimize negative impact of compassion fatigue.
Identify the stages of sleep (i.e. REM and Non-REM cycles)
Identify cognitive behavioral approaches to improve sleep
Evaluate the relationship between sleep and mental health (i.e. depressive disorders)
Evaluate how diet and exercise can affect sleep quality
Renew Perspectives, LCSW, PC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0026. Additionally, New York State Education Department (NYSED) Social Work Board Approved Courses are recognized by Connecticut and New Jersey for Continuing Education.
In 2014, Trélan Holder founded Renew Perspectives. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who is a skilled psychotherapist with extensive years of experience in mental health and human services. Trélan is an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. She attained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Clark University, her Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cardozo Law School. Additionally, her clinical pursuits include a postgraduate certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy training from the NYU Institute for Psychoanalytic Education.
William Wright has been a Wellness Advocate and Lifestyle Solutions Coach in the New York City area for over 15 years. National Academy of Sports Medicine certified, he also specializes in Weight Loss Management and Corrective Exercise Training. While working as a personal trainer at New York Sports Club, William achieved the top 1 percent in sales company-wide. A natural born leader, William has a unique and powerful connection with his clients that stems from his own personal journey. Not only has he developed personal 1-on-1 relationships, but he has fostered a community for his clients to belong together. Today, he still holds the title for the most successful small group training class in NYSC history. As Founder and CEO of Core Remastered LLC, William’s most important objective has transcended into the integrity of the company: EDUCATE, EMPOWER and PROGRESS!