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

Research has shown that practicing self-care can lead to greater job satisfaction among social workers. When social workers prioritize their own well-being, they are better equipped to support their clients and navigate the challenges of their profession.

Key Program Information
Series Ethics and Boundaries
Next Session Oct. 30, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Later Date Jan. 22, 2025 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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Understand the importance of self-care

!This 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, then develop individualized self-care plans.   

Learning Objectives:   

  • Examine the importance of self-care practices and clinician wellbeing.
  • 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 meets Wisconsin Ethics and Boundaries continuing education requirements for human service professionals.

Who should attend

Human service professionals such as social workers, professional counselors, therapists, and psychologists.

Instructors

  • Amy Evans

    Dr. Amy Evans (LPCC) is an associate professor in the M.A. in Counseling program at Bethel University. Dr. Evans completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Northwestern College in Minnesota, a master's degree in counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

  • Dr. Jennifer Koenig Nelson

    Dr. Jennifer Koenig Nelson earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at Northwestern College, her master's at Northern Illinois University, and her doctorate at Purdue University in Applied Child and Family Studies with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. Before coming to Bethel, Jennifer served as Clinical Director/Clinical Training Coordinator at Friends University and a marriage and family therapist in private practice. She is currently the Clinical Director of Bethel University's M.A. Counseling program. Jennifer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MN) and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.

  • Dr. Deanna Towns

    Dr. Deanna Towns earned her bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Georgia, her master's in marriage and family therapy from Liberty University in Virginia, and her doctorate in counselor education and supervision at Regent University in Virginia. Prior to joining the Bethel community, Deanna worked as an adjunct professor at Regent University and as a clinical mental health counselor in private practice. She is involved in educating students and supervisors cross-culturally and establishing the profession of counseling in Eastern Europe.

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

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6669. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education is solely responsible for all aspects of the 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 via email or phone call to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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Fee

Standard fee:
$109.00

Fee includes online interactive instruction and digital materials.

Register Online Register by Phone

Details

Delivery format:
Online

Final registration deadline:

Fee

Standard fee:
$109.00

Fee includes online interactive instruction and digital materials.