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Compassion Fatigue & Burnout

Presented by Eric Gentry, Ph.D.

Monday, May 13, 2019  |  Calgary, ab

Date & Location

Monday, May 13, 2019 – Monday, May 13, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Executive Royal Inn Calgary

2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8T4

phone:  888.388.3932

website:  www.executivehotels.net/calgaryhotel

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

This workshop has been identified by hundreds of professionals as life changing, essential, and exhilarating. Join Dr. Eric Gentry, a recognized leader in the area of compassion fatigue, and learn evidence-based compassion, resiliency, and prevention skills drawn from the Accelerated Recovery Program for Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. Learn self-regulation-practical skills that are critical to your being maximally effective with your clients and improving treatment outcomes. For the past 30 years, research has been steadily accumulating to demonstrate that caring has its costs. We now know that working with others who suffer from mental illness, addiction, pain, abuse, social deprivation, and trauma have negative effects on the caregivers many of which are potentially debilitating. Compassion fatigue has been identified as a cause for symptoms of depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, eating disorders, relational problems, psychological disorders, and suicide among professionals. If practitioners know how to effectively prevent and conquer stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue, they become more effective and productive.


In this workshop, you will learn powerful tools (the anti-bodies) that are critical for professional resiliency and integrate them into your practice immediately. Additionally, you will leave with techniques to teach and help your clients improve their lives. This workshop integrates the latest research and practice wisdom to help you reclaim the satisfaction, hope, and inspiration of professional care giving.

Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

Welcome: Getting in tune with Compassion Fatigue

  • Active ingredients for effective treatment of traumatic stress

The Problem: Compassion Fatigue Etiology & Symptoms

  • Stress = Perceived Threat
  • Ambient Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Brain & Body
  • Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic Dominance
  • Compassion Fatigue Didactic
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress: Causes, Prevention, & Cure
  • Burnout: Causes, Prevention, & Cure

The Solution: Compassion Fatigue Resiliency

  • Intentionality
  • The Covenant
  • Didactic: Breaching Integrity & Sympathetic Dominance
  • Self-regulation
  • Instruction: Physiological Intervention for shifting from Sympathetic to Parasympathetic dominance
  • Self-Validation
  • Connection
  • Self-Care

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the causes, treatment, and prevention of compassion fatigue, burnout, secondary traumatic stress, caregiver stress, countertransference, and vicarious traumatization
  • Explain how compassion fatigue erodes professional resiliency
  • Implement skills for successful self-regulation
  • Demonstrate an increased capacity to remain comfortable and maximally effective regardless of external demands
  • Develop a personalized professional moral compass for the starting point for professional maturation and resiliency
  • Implement simple, yet powerful, strategies to prevent the symptoms of Compassion Fatigue
  • Create self-directed, easy-to-use, personalized Professional Resiliency Plan
  • Describe the importance of Self- versus Other
  • Validate caregiving as an integral component of professional resiliency

Continuing Education Credits

Your Presenter(s)

Eric Gentry, Ph.D.

Eric Gentry, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in the field of disaster and clinical traumatology, having trained thousands of professionals and paraprofessionals worldwide in the treatment of traumatic stress. His doctorate is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley, one of the pioneers of traumatic stress. Dr. Gentry was one of the original faculty members of the Traumatology Institute and later became the co-director of the International Traumatology Institute at the University of South Florida. Dr. Gentry, along with Dr. Anna Baranowsky, is the co-author and co-owner of the Traumatology Institute Training Curriculum—17 courses in field and clinical traumatology leading to seven separate certifications. He is also a founding board member and vice-president of the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP). Dr. Gentry has been a clinical member of several CISM teams and has provided assistance in many different disaster and critical incidents including Oklahoma City, New York City, and hurricanes in Florida.



“Really enjoyed Dr. Gentry; appreciated his passion and down to earth delivery. Please bring him back for additional training. Day 3 was my favourite!”
– Calgary, AB | November 27 – 29, 2017


“Eric Gentry was absolutely amazing! Please bring him to Saskatchewan.”
– Calgary, AB | November 27 – 29, 2017


“This course was a game changer. I’m excited to leave with my new found tools in my tool belt and head back to work and get started.”
– Kelly | Winnipeg, MB | October 30 – 31, 2017


“One of the best workshops I’ve attended – very professional; good mix of information and interaction + skill-building. Excellent rapport with group and made so comfortable for open discussions of the subject matter.”
– Evelyn Steginus | Winnipeg, MB | October 30 – 31, 2017



Who Should Attend

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Marital & Family Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Recommended Accommodation

Executive Royal Inn Calgary

2828 23rd Street NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 8T4

phone:  888.388.3932

website:  www.executivehotels.net/calgaryhotel

 Full map & directions

Our rates:


To make a reservation, please call 1.877.769.2562 and refer to the Jack Hirose & Associates group rate.

Alternatively, please refer to the Jack Hirose & Associates group rate code: ROYAL-JACK

*Please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual Enrolment $249 $269
Group 3-7 $234 $254
Group 8-14 $219 $239
Group 15+ $204 $224
Full-Time Student $204 $224
Individual Enrolment $449 $469
Group 3-7 $429 $449
Group 8-14 $409 $429
Group 15+ $389 $409
Full-Time Student $389 $409
3 Day Option: Attend Both Dr. Gentry Workshops and SAVE!
Individual Enrolment $619 $639
Group 3-7 $599 $619
Group 8-14 $579 $599
Group 15+ $559 $579
Full-Time Student $559 $579

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (5% GST).

Early bird cutoff date: April 29, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Monday, April 29, 2019.

Please review our Registration Terms and Conditions for information on our cancellation policy, payment policies, rebates, and more. You must agree to our Terms and Conditions to register for a workshop or conference.

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