Proven and Effective Intervention Strategies for Burnout, Stress, and Compassion Fatigue

Presented by Eric Gentry, Ph.D.

Live Streaming on November 8, 2022


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


This online course will be streaming live on November 8, 2022 from 8:30am – 4:00pm PT, 10:30am – 6:00pm CT, 11:30am – 7:00pm ET after purchase.

10:00am – 10:15am PT, 12:00pm – 12:15pm CT, 1:00pm – 1:15pm ET
12:00pm – 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm – 3:00pm CT, 3:00pm- 4:00pm ET
2:30pm – 2:45pm PT, 4:30pm – 4:45pm CT, 5:30pm – 5:45pm ET

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until December 8, 2022. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 1 – 3 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on November 7, 2022. 

Welcome, I am glad that you have decided to participate in this training. I was introduced to compassion fatigue in 1997 when I started my doctoral program at Florida State University. I studied with Dr. Charles Figley wrote the book Compassion Fatigue: Coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder in Those Who Treat the Traumatized in 1995. In my first year at FSU, with the help of Anna Baranowsky and Kathleen Dunning, we developed the first ever treatment for compassion fatigue that we called the Accelerated Recovery Program for Compassion Fatigue. Through the ARP, we have successfully treated hundreds of professional caregivers who suffered from the symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout, helping them to regain joy and purpose in their work. The ARP remains today as the only manualized, systematic treatment for compassion fatigue that has demonstrated empirical effectiveness.

Through treating hundreds and training tens of thousands of caregiving professionals in the area of compassion fatigue, I have stumbled upon some things that work. Mostly what I have found is that there are no shortcuts. Just like a surgeon or a professional athlete, caregiving professionals must mature into excellence and resiliency. However, just because we survive a couple of decades in the field does not mean that we are effective, resilient, and joyful. It seems, more often, that the opposite is true—many of those folks with all the experience seem to become crusty and cynical.

In 2020, I and Jim Dietz, MD published the acclaimed Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience:  Prevention and Resolution of Burnout, Toxic Stress and Compassion Fatigue.  This book follows the course of the workshop and is built upon the evidence of effectiveness of this workshop lessening work-related stress symptoms detailed in 11 separate empirical peer-reviewed articles.  It also describes our experience of providing this workshop to medical professionals for the past ten years and witnessing the transformations in their lives.

Contained in this presentation you will learn the skills for preventing compassion fatigue and developing professional resilience. This information is underscored with an invitation to caregivers to begin the process of intentional maturation in their professional and personal lives. This training will provide an introduction and illuminate the pathway of how you can rediscover joy, purpose, meaning, and excitement in your professional mission. You will see the possibilities of how you can do this difficult and sometimes painful work stress-free as you become evermore effective and potent as an agent of caring and change.

“Silent Witness” Exercise (Saakvitne, 2000) Exercise – Small Groups

Tools for Hope (Perceived Threat, ANS, Self-Regulation)

Compassion Fatigue Didactic
Secondary Traumatic Stress, Burnout, Resolving Symptoms

Compassion Fatigue Resiliency—Professional Maturation

Self-regulation, Skills Development, Exercises


Write Mission Statement/Code of Honor

  1. Perceptual maturation
  2. Connection & Support
  3. Self-Care & Revitalization

Self-Directed Professional Resilience Plan

  1. Understand the history, causes, treatment and prevention of compassion fatigue, burnout, secondary traumatic stress, caregiver stress, countertransference, and vicarious traumatization;
  2. Identify the true causes of stress in personal and professional life;
  3. Learn skills for successful self-regulation of anxiety—ability to maintain regulated autonomic nervous system (i.e., “stress-free”)regardless of personal or professional context;
  4. Develop knowledge and skills necessary to prevent the symptoms of compassion fatigue through enhanced resiliency;
  5. Understand importance of other resilience skills—intentionality, perceptual maturation, connection & support, self-care & revitalization— in developing the capacity to work in toxic environments without developing symptoms.
  6. Engaging in activities designed to lessen symptoms of Secondary Traumatic Stress & Burnout.
  7. Development of a 5-point self-directed Professional Resiliency Plan that can be easily integrated into professional practice and personal life.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, School Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS is an internationally-recognized leader in the field of disaster and clinical traumatology. His doctorate is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley, one of the pioneers of traumatic stress. Dr. Gentry was one of the original faculty members of the Traumatology Institute and later became the co- director of the International Traumatology Institute at the University of South Florida. Dr. Gentry, along with Dr. Anna Baranowsky, is the co-author and co-owner of the Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum—17 courses in field and clinical traumatology leading to seven separate certifications. He has trained thousands of professionals and paraprofessionals worldwide in the treatment of traumatic stress. He has been a clinical member of several CISM teams and has provided assistance in many different disaster and critical incidents including Oklahoma City, New York City, and hurricanes in Florida. He was the developer of the Community Crisis Support Team, which began in Tampa, Florida and has become a model for communities to integrate mental health services into their disaster response network. Dr. Gentry has published many research articles, book chapters, and periodicals in this maturing area of study. He is the co-author of Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery published by Hogrefe and Huber in 2004 (2011; 2015) and Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy in 2016. He has a private clinical and consulting practice in Phoenix, AZ and is adjunct faculty at many universities. Dr. Gentry draws equally from his scientific study and from his rich history of 35 years of professional care giving to balance this training with current, empirically-grounded information and experienced-based compassionate intervention skills. You will be challenged, inspired, and uplifted by Dr. Gentry and this training.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual Enrollment$249.00N/A
Full-Time Student$199.00N/A

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

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