Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: A Practical Resilience Workbook

Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: A Practical Resilience Workbook

by Martha Teater, John Ludgate


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Overcoming Compassion Fatigue is a fresh workbook approach to effectively handle the inherent exhaustion, burnout and stress professionals naturally face when working with those in pain and distress.

Written by two practicing clinicians experienced in compassion fatigue and CBT, this manual will equip you with practical tools to manage your work and minimize your risk of personal harm. Expertly weaved with personal experiences, assessment tools, proven interventions, and prevention strategies.

You'll take away:
• Self-assessment measures to determine your level of risk
• CBT skills to overcome distress
• Worksheets and exercises to equip you to make powerful changes
• Strategies to change your workplace
• Practical, personalized self-care planning tools

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937661441
Publisher: Pesi Publishing & Media
Publication date: 10/28/2014
Edition description: Workbook
Pages: 139
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LPC, LCAS, has a wealth of experience as an international compassion fatigue educator and consultant. She has trained thousands of healthcare and mental health clinicians in detecting, intervening, and preventing compassion fatigue. As an American Red Cross disaster mental health volunteer, Martha has been deployed many times to provide support to traumatized people across the country. John Ludgate, PhD is a licensed psychologist, who has worked as a psychotherapist for almost 30 years. He is the author of Heal Yourself: A CBT Approach to Reducing Therapist Distress and Increasing Therapeutic Effectiveness and several other books, book chapters and journal articles. As well as having an active clinical practice, he is involved in training and supervision in CBT.

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