Combating Compassion Fatigue

Aug. 25, 2016; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)

The negative impact of traumatic events can extend beyond those who directly experienced the trauma. Health care professionals who provide services to traumatized individuals are at risk for a phenomenon called compassion fatigue. Experiencing compassion fatigue can lead to impaired social and occupational functioning.

This presentation will introduce attendees to the concept of compassion fatigue, describe its symptoms and discuss strategies to minimize the negative impact.

At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will know how to:

  • Formulate a clear conceptual understanding of compassion fatigue, including how it is similar to and/or different from related constructs
  • Identify the symptoms of compassion fatigue in oneself and others
  • Differentiate between the risk factors and protective factors associated with compassion fatigue
  • Identify best practices in self-care to prevent or diminish compassion fatigue


Brian E. Bride, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H.
Professor and Director, School of Social Work Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia


Vladimir Nacev, Ph.D., ABPP
Acting Chief, Implementation Division Deployment Health Clinical Center Silver Spring, Maryland

Continuing Education

Continuing education credit is available from Professional Education Services Group (PESG). You must register by 3 p.m. (ET) August 25, 2016, to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

The awarding of continuing education credit is limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide psychological health and traumatic brain injury care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.


Sign up for the webinar on the registration page. Please note registration is required for each webinar regardless if the participant has an existing PESG account. Upon completion of registration, a confirmation email will be sent providing webinar event details.

Once registered, you may use Adobe Connect or Defense Collaboration Services to attend the webinar.

If you have questions or need assistance, please email the DCoE webinar team.

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