Burning Up While Burning Out – Compassion Fatigue Awareness & Burnout Prevention for Practitioners

01:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM CT Duration 90 Minutes

Webinar Includes : All the training handouts , certificate ,Q/A and 90 mins Live Webinar

"Hear By Howard Baumgarten, who is a Licensed Professional Counselor, author, consultant, speaker, wellness and small business-training expert, and owner of a successful mental health private practice in Lakewood, Colorado."

Key signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue


Healthcare professionals are under more stress than ever evidenced by increases in demand for better services that are more efficient and thorough, higher costs, reduced staffing, and diminishing resources. Many healthcare workers are putting in longer hours and for less pay. From working twenty-four shifts to simply burning the midnight oil catching up on paperwork, the healthcare industry puts a great deal of stress and fatigue on the average worker and their relationships, including family. Doctors, specialists, nurses, clinical aides and other helping professionals bear witness to human suffering on a routine basis and are constantly reminded that tragedy, pain, and challenge often loom large in the midst of helping their patients heal. As a result, compassion fatigue and burnout are major hazards of the profession that are far too common.

This seminar focuses on understanding each of these challenges, their similarities and differences. In addition to defining and comparing these conditions, specific triggers will be explored. Participants will gain awareness of key signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout, while learning how to manage stressors and their consequences. Specific attention will be given to physical, emotional/mental and behavioral symptoms.

Awareness training is a key component discussed during the presentation. Additionally, underlying beliefs about compassion fatigue are explored and other general signs and symptoms of burnout explained.

Strategies for management and prevention are shared, including mindfulness training and behaviors that can help reduce the frequency of fatigue and prevent burnout. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to create their own individualized management and prevention plan.

Why should you attend

With increases in demand for qualitative healthcare and diminishing resources, including the reduction of healthcare dollars and professional staffing, healthcare workers and organizations are more vulnerable than ever to burnout and compassion fatigue. Couple that with a rise in the demands in the personal lives of healthcare professionals, including dual earner households, and busy family life, practitioners need to be aware of fatigue and burnout signs and know how to prevent both in order to serve patients effectively and enjoy a healthy work/life balance. This seminar will help the healthcare professional learn about compassion fatigue, become aware of stressors that lead to this condition, and develop methods for managing and preventing fatigue. Additionally, participants will explore compassion fatigue as compared to burnout. Resources and strategies for preventing burnout are provided as well. Finally, participants will create an individualized compassion fatigue management and burnout prevention plan.

Areas Covered

•        Define Burnout & Compassion Fatigue and know their differences
•        Understand main causes
•        Explore Symptoms and Underlying Beliefs
•        Develop Strategies & Tools for coping with and reducing symptom frequency, duration, and intensity
•        Learn new theoretical models for understanding and addressing burnout
•        Create individualized burnout management and prevention plans

Session Highlights

•        Definition of Burnout
•        Causes of Burnout
•        Signs & Symptoms of Burnout
            •         Physical Signs
            •         Mental/Emotional Signs
            •         Behavioral Signs
•        What is Compassion Fatigue
•        Causes of Compassion Fatigue
•        General Strategies & Tools
            •         Mentorship
            •         Finding Your ZENS
            •         Mind/Body
•        Invent & Burn Up

Who will Benefit

All healthcare service professions, particularly professionals who provide direct care:

•        Doctors
•        Nurses
•        Mental Health Practitioners
•        Healthcare Technicians
•        Occupational and Speech Therapists
•        Social Workers
•        Psychologists
•        Professional Counselors
•        Marriage & Family Therapists
•        Physical Therapists, Nutritionists
•        Chiropractors
•        Other Health Care Specialty Providers
•        Also, healthcare managers, administrators and coordinators will benefit.

Industries who can attend

This 90-minute online course is intended for professionals in the Medical Device, Biotechnology,Pharmaceutical Industry. Although not presently stated in the draft , the same guide could be used by FDA Regulated Industries personnel

Speaker Profile

Howard Baumgarten

Howard Baumgarten is a Licensed Professional Counselor, author, consultant, speaker, wellness and small business-training expert, and owner of a successful mental health private practice in Lakewood, Colorado.

He is the founder of Smart Practice Central, a healthcare business-building platform that values intelligent, ethical, and clinically minded practice development, and provides clinical practice business consultation and trainings to private practices and healthcare agencies.

Howard has lectured throughout the country on the integration of mental health and business, focusing on practice development, working within managed care systems and the impacts of the Affordable Care Act on mental health care. He is the author of Private Practice Essentials: Business Tools for Mental Health Professionals, a guide to starting and successfully managing mental health practice.

In 2003, he developed and implemented the first practice building business curriculum in a graduate level-counseling program in the country at the University of Colorado, where he taught this curriculum for twelve years.

He is the former Director of Network Relations for Westside Behavioral Care, Inc., a clinical group practice he helped build into one of Colorado’s largest outpatient behavioral health practices.

Howard routinely consults and trains businesses and organizations across a variety of industries in areas including managing stress, building resilience, creating work/life balance, burnout prevention, and other wellness related topics.

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