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Ethics and Boundaries: Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Self Care

The pandemic has caused an increase in workloads and longer waitlists for mental health professionals leading many professionals to work beyond their capacity. Self-care has never been more important.

Key Program Information
Series Ethics and Boundaries
Next Session Oct. 28, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Understand the importance of self-care

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This Ethics session focuses on the importance of self-care and the prevention of compassion fatigue and burnout as a basis of ethical practice. Since taking care of ourselves as clinicians is mandated by ethics codes, it is essential for mental health professionals to consider their self-care practices on an ongoing basis, not only as new professionals but also along one's professional journey. We must take care of ourselves in order to provide competent services to clients. Ethical standards and ethical decision-making will be discussed, including consideration of ethical dilemmas related to compassion fatigue, burnout, and self-care. We will outline symptoms to watch for in relation to compassion fatigue and burnout. We will discuss and self-assess self-care practices, as well as consider the impact of the pandemic on self-care, then develop individualized self-care plans.   

Learning Objectives:   

  • Examine the importance of self-care practices and clinician wellbeing including the impact of COVID-19.  
  • Recognize the signs, symptoms, and impact that compassion fatigue/burnout may have on clinician’s personal and professional functioning.  
  • Explore self-assessments clinicians can use to identify compassion fatigue, burnout, and self-care strategies  
  • Develop a self-care plan in response to self-assessments and best practices.  
  • Explore the ethical standards and ethical decision making models used by mental health professionals in relation to compassion fatigue, burnout, and self-care.  
  • Apply appropriate ethical standards and decision making models to ethical dilemmas associated with compassion fatigue, burnout, and self-care in clinical practice.  

This program satisfies the Wisconsin Social Worker’s Ethics and Boundaries requirements for licensing. 

Who should attend

Social workers, counselors, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, school psychologists, and other human service professionals

Instructors

  • Amy Evans

    Dr. Amy Evans, PhD, has her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin‐Madison. As an Associate

    Professor for the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, she trains future counselors in evidence‐based

    practices for working with addictions and co‐occurring mental health issues. She is licensed in Wisconsin as a Professional

    Counselor and Minnesota as a Professional Clinical Counselor.

CEU Information

Participants will earn 4 Contact Hours upon completion of this program.

Additional CEU Information by Profession: 

Wisconsin Social Workers

Our programs qualify as continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all listed programs.

Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services approves contact hours for programs consisting of relevant content taught by qualified presenters. Contact our office with questions about specific program approvals.

Wisconsin Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Licensed Counselors

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Educators and School Psychologists

Continuing education programs from the University of Wisconsin campuses may qualify toward your Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Other Professions

Contact your professional board or organization for specific continuing education requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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Delivery format:
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Fee

Fee includes online interactive instruction, digital materials