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Compassion Fatigue & Burnout

Presented by Eric Gentry, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019  |  Richmond, bc

!  Important Notice:

The Earlybird date has been extended until 24/05/2019.

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 you 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 caregiving.

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

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada (MDPAC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.


This workshop meets the educational requirements when applying for the Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP) available from the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP).
Go to https://www.traumapro.net/evgcert/ccfp for details

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 Airport Plaza Hotel Richmond

7311 Westminster Hwy

Richmond, BC V6X 1A3

phone:  604.278.5555

website:  www.executivehotels.net/vancouver-airport-hotel/home.php

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

For reservations, guests may call locally at 604-278-5555 or toll free at 1-800-663-2878 by mentioning the group name “Jack Hirose & Associates” or the group codes as follows:
April 24 – 25, 2019 workshop …… # 76843
May 23 – 24, 2019 workshop …… # 73836
May 29 – 31, 2019 workshop …… # 75231
June 6 – 7, 2019 workshop ……… # 75170

Room Type & Prices
Plaza / Courtyard Room- a queen bed or 2 double beds, mini-fridge
One-bedroom Condo Suite – a queen bed in master bedroom and a pullout sofa bed in living room, with full kitchen and in-room washer/dryer

April 24 – 25
Plaza / Courtyard Room – $159.00 plus tax
One-bedroom Condo Suite – $189.00 plus tax

May 23 – 24
Plaza / Courtyard Room – $175.00 plus tax
One-bedroom Condo Suite – $195.00 plus tax

May 28 – 31
Plaza / Courtyard Room – $175.00 plus tax
One-bedroom Condo Suite – $195.00 plus tax

June 6 – 7
Plaza / Courtyard Room – $189.00 plus tax
One-bedroom Condo Suite – $209.00 plus tax

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: May 24, 2019
The early bird date has passed. Regular rates apply.

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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