Compassion Fatigue - Jayme Clapp
Compassion Fatigue training seeks to educate participants on the natures of Burnout and Compassion
Fatigue, provide clarification through lively discussion, engaging activities, and self-assessment, and
incorporate coping strategies and techniques for adjustment whether personal or work-related. Many
have found this training to be valuable to their longevity in chosen professions and have applied
associated tools throughout their continued work and personal relationships and environments.
Burnout is associated with stress and hassles involved in your work; it is very cumulative, is relatively predictable and frequently a vacation or change of job helps a great deal. Compassion Fatigue is a state of tension and preoccupation with the individual or cumulative trauma of clients as manifested in one or more ways including re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoidance/numbing or reminder of the event and persistent arousal. You are absorbing the trauma through the eyes and ears of your clients. It can be thought of as secondary post-traumatic stress.