Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization: What Every Psychologist Needs to Know to Support Their Personal and Professional Well Being

2.5 hours running time

Because school psychologists are trained to utilize compassion and empathy for their work to be effective, they are particularly vulnerable to emotional stress and compassion fatigue (CF), which is made up of burnout and secondary traumatic stress where some professionals take on the trauma of the people they’re helping or the people they love. The goal of this workshop is to assist school psychologists in identifying the symptom of compassion fatigue in themselves and others, understand the impact of compassion fatigue on their work and ultimately to great and maintain healthy work practices that ultimately protect them from compassion fatigue.

Dr. Charity Plaxton-Hennings serves as the director of Mental Health and Psychological Services in Riverside Unified School District. She is a certified trauma professional and has worked in a variety of settings including serving as a university faculty member, private practitioner, legal consultant and special education administrator.


$75.00 CASP Members
$125.00 Non-members




LMFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs: This course meets the qualifications for 2.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. NCSPs: The course meets the qualifications for 2.5 hours of Continuing Professional Development for Nationally Certified School Psychologists, under Provider Number 1025, licensed by the National Association of School Psychologists. CASP is responsible for the content of this workshop.

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