The Cost of Caring
Learn how to prevent and address compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout.

Length of Session: full day (6 hours)

Shortened version available upon request.


The Psychological Hazards of Helping Professions

  • Understanding and identifying compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout as occupational hazards within front line practice.


  • Self-assessment of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout for each individual.

The Empathy Spectrum

  • The cost of not caring: Exploring the alternative (practice without empathy, compassion, etc.).
  • How “too much” empathy can be harmful.
  • How boundaried empathy protects us.

Practical Strategies

  • Professional grieving 
  • Mindfulness-based practice
  • Self-reflexive practice
  • Structured and informal debriefing
  • Self-compassion
  • Setting professional boundaries
  • Value-based work

Not sure what's the right fit for you?

We can help you figure out which training would be most well-suited to your needs. 

Discovery Call