The Cost of Caring

The Cost of Caring

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INSTRUCTOR: Heidi Squier Kraft, Ph.D.; Clinical Director, PsychArmor Institute

TIME: 60 Minutes

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Gain an understanding of the effects of secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout on mental health professionals. Learn how future mental health professionals are being trained in graduate programs to work with military, Veterans, and their families. Review the implications of working with clients who have experience with trauma. Reexamine risk-management, negligence, and malpractice.


SUBJECT AREAS

 

  • Mental Health
  • Self-Care
  • Burnout
  • Military Cultural Competency
  • Compassion Fatigue 

FORMAT

Web-Based Training, Self-Study (Online)


COURSE LENGTH

60 Minutes


CREDIT

One Continuing Education Credit / One Clock Hour


COURSE RELEASE DATE

October 21, 2015


TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is intended for social workers, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, counselors, and other mental health professionals providing care for Service members and Veterans.


COURSE LEVEL

Beginner


OUTCOMES & OBJECTIVES

 

  • Explain the difference between compassion fatigue and burnout
  • List three symptoms associated with burnout 
  • Discuss the positive and negative effects of shared trauma
  • Apply and assess the three categories of compassion satisfaction techniques in your life

REGISTRATION/PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITY PROCEDURES

 

  1. Length of Course: One Hour
  2. Review program schedule
  3. Register for course on PsychArmor's Virtual Learning Management System
  4. Attend and participate in 100% of program activity and evaluation

CE APPROVAL


STATEMENT OF PARTICIPATION

A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants and accreditation records will be on file at PsychArmor Institute. In order to receive a certificate of completion from PsychArmor, learners must register in PsychArmor's learning management system, attend 100% of the program and complete the evaluations as directed in PsychArmor's course To inquire about CE's, contact CE@PsychArmor.org and provide your name, email, and license number.


COURSE SCHEDULE

 

  • Introduction and overview of course (5 Minutes)
  • Overview of compassion fatigue and compassion stress (10 Minutes)
  • Review of symptoms associated with burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma (10 Minutes)
  • Description of shared trauma, including the pros and cons (15 Minutes)
  • Review of self-care and resilient providers (10 Minutes)
  • Final reflection (10 Minutes)

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

References are available for this course upon request at Support@psycharmor.org



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