Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: A Practical Resilience Workbook

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PESI Publishing & Media, Oct 1, 2014 - Psychology - 140 pages

 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


"Martha and John have put together a practical, practitioner-friendly workbook that addresses compassion fatigue with understanding and caring. They offer evidence based clinical tools reflecting behavioral, cognitive as well as mindfulness exercises in addition to assessment strategies that can be used to facilitate resilience. I highly recommend this resource to ensure professional competency."

 -- Robert J. Berchick, PhD, ABPP, Board Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, Perelman School of Medicine,
 Academy of Cognitive Therapy Certified CBT Consultant


"This is an excellent book that addresses an important and timely topic for anyone working in the helping profession. It is well written and engaging and provides assessment measures and helpful exercises that are invaluable to the reader. I highly recommend to anyone who is a care provider."

 -- Frank M. Dattilio, Ph.D., ABPP, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"Overcoming Compassion Fatigue offers invaluable resources that will benefit all practitioners - rookies and veterans alike. This well-researched workbook is filled with practical self-assessment tools and concrete strategies for detection, intervention and prevention. Integrating CBT techniques provides a unique and very hands-on approach to managing compassion fatigue and related of caregiver."

 -- Fraçoise Mathieu, author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook: Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue
  and Vicarious Traumatization


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Overview 1 Introduction
Predicting Caregiver Stress
Are You At Risk?
Detection 43 SelfAssessment Using The ProQOL
Specific Negative Thoughts and General Beliefs

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About the author (2014)

 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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