Open Minds

Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, and Burnout


Trainings on Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, & Burnout

Looking for a brief lunch-and-learn-style introduction to these essential topics, or a half- or full-day workshop for a conference of professional development day? Whatever your needs, we've got you covered. 

Using current research and evidence-based recommendations, these workshops give participants a sense of understanding about their own vulnerabilities to CF and VT as well as tangible strategies to enact right away for care and prevention.

Sample courses include:

  • The Cost of Caring: an Introduction to Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma, and Burnout (90 minutes)

  • Building your Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (half-day)

  • Walking the Talk: Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, and Burnout (full-day)

Specialized courses are available for groups such as:

  • Legal services professionals

  • Healthcare professionals

  • Library staff, and many more.

Past clients include:

  • Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre

  • Halton Community Legal Services

  • University of Guelph Student Services

Everyone should have the chance to attend this type of training.
Compassion Fatigue is not just about client (service) but is also about my wellbeing and my overall life.
— Course participant, May 2018

Get in touch if you're interested in bringing a workshop to your organization.