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The Weight Of Caring: Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
Thursday, July 18, 2024, 5:45 PM - 7:45 PM CDT
Category: CEU Event

The Weight Of Caring: Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Thursday, July 18, 2024, 5:45 PM- 7:45 PM CDT

Hosted by the Rural West District

In-Person at 580 Oil Well Rd, Jackson, TN 38305

Register HERE!

*Registration is limited to 20 participants*


About This Course: This course will engage OT practitioners in clinically informed dialogue around the symptoms and impact of various levels of emotional distress that may result from work in a helping profession. This course will include discussion around the ethical value of boundaries, self care and a healthy work life balance. The course will also incorporate group discussion and engagement in self soothing strategies for those impacted by vicarious trauma.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define the spectrum of emotional distress common in helping professions, including burn out, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
  2. Outline solutions for understanding and managing emotional distress within the field of helping professions.
  3. Explain the ethical and best practice implications of boundaries within helping professions. 
  4. Overview and explanation of grounding, self soothing, emotional regulation and mindfulness.

Presenter: Sara Amos, LCSW, (She/Her) is an LCSW and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional from Nashville, TN. Since 2005, she has been working in a variety of community mental health settings and now owns a private practice primarily focused on supporting and empowering helping professionals. She has unique insight and experience with compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma that informs the path of healing along which sheguides her clients. These valuable experiences have shaped her passion for supporting the groups and individuals trying to effect change in every pocket of our world! In addition to caring for Nashville’s helpers, Sara enjoys yoga, reading and spending as much time outside as possible with her husband and two boys.

CEU Opportunity: Free for members, $40 for non-members, 2 CEU hours


Contact: [email protected]