Compassion Fatigue And Burnout: Self-Care Strategies For School Personnel

3 hours running time

The objective of this practical, hands-on seminar is to address the effects of compassion fatigue and burnout for school personnel and the school related mental health provider. Specifically, the learning outcomes and skills taught in this session will:

  • Instruct the participant on the definition and symptoms of secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout
  • The role of self-care, including practical strategies for the working professional
  • Address thinking patterns that contribute to stress, compassion fatigue, depression and burnout, including mindfulness and cognitive strategies
  • Provide resources for support and self-help.
  • To instruct the participant when to seek additional professional help.


Melissa L. Holland, PhD, is an Associate Professor of School Psychology at the California State University, Sacramento and has a private practice specializing in work with children, adolescents, and their families. She is both a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist. Her publications focus on the emotional health of children.  Dr. Holland also presents workshops at regional and national conferences on the topic of children’s mental health and acts as a consultant in schools on the topic of social emotional learning and the use of mindfulness, cognitive, and behavioral strategies with students.

Stephen Brock, NCSP, LEP, is a professor and the School Psychology Program Coordinator at the California State University, Sacramento. A past president of both CASP and NASP, Dr. Brock is lead editor of the NASP publication Best Practices in School Crisis Prevention and Intervention and first author of School Crisis Prevention and Intervention: The PREPaRE Model. He has authored over 100 publications and has made more than 300 state and national conference presentations.


LMFTs/LCSWs/LPCCs/LEPs: This course meets the qualifications for 3 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 3 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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