Tag Archives: compassion fatigue

The Effectiveness of Guided Imagery in Treating Compassion Fatigue and Anxiety of Mental Health Workers

Researchers have noted that mental health professionals constantly exposed to clients’ traumatic experiences can themselves develop negative effects, such as vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, or compassion fatigue. These psychological and physical effects can hamper a mental health professional’s ability to assist her clients and perform her job. Are there ways to mitigate the effects of compassion fatigue? Researchers are ... Read More »

Specialty Practice Sections Webinar on Supervision, Self-reflection, and Self-care

          Tuesday, February 7, 2017 The 3 S’s: Supervision, Self-reflection, and Self-care 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM   ET Credit Hours:  1.5 Social Work Contact Hour CEU Presenter:   •  Dottie Greene, PhD, LCSW, LCAS, Moderator(s):   •  Dina Kastner, MSS, MLSP This webinar will explore three essential practices for beginning social workers in behavioral health: supervision, self-reflection, and self-care. Regular ... Read More »

New Book on “Self-Care in Social Work” Published

Most social workers enter the profession out of a desire to help others who are in need, and to contribute to society’s betterment. They are drawn to a career in which they can assist individuals, families, groups, and communities in surmounting the challenges and hardships of life. New to their craft, these nascent professionals seek to use their hard-earned knowledge ... Read More »