Event Title

Identifying and Combating Compassion Fatigue

Presenter Information

Malena Vitela
Desiree Jaramillio

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation/Art Exihibt

College

College of Education

Major

Educational Psychology and Counseling

Location

Event Center BC

Start Date

5-18-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

5-18-2017 12:00 PM

Abstract

This poster examines the roots, risk factors, and resiliencies surrounding Compassion Fatigue, and ponders at the impact professional counselors can have in alleviating Compassion Fatigue in other helping professionals. It has been found in several studies that young males in public mental health fields are more prone to burnout and Compassion Fatigue than their female peers and male counterparts working in the private sector. The private sector allows for more autonomy and leads to greater Compassion Satisfaction among those in the helping profession. Perceived degree of autonomy and individual coping skills add to Compassion Satisfaction and decreased risk of burnout. Individual coping skills such as mindfulness, social and professional support, and mentoring all help to mitigate Compassion Fatigue.

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May 18th, 11:00 AM May 18th, 12:00 PM

Identifying and Combating Compassion Fatigue

Event Center BC

This poster examines the roots, risk factors, and resiliencies surrounding Compassion Fatigue, and ponders at the impact professional counselors can have in alleviating Compassion Fatigue in other helping professionals. It has been found in several studies that young males in public mental health fields are more prone to burnout and Compassion Fatigue than their female peers and male counterparts working in the private sector. The private sector allows for more autonomy and leads to greater Compassion Satisfaction among those in the helping profession. Perceived degree of autonomy and individual coping skills add to Compassion Satisfaction and decreased risk of burnout. Individual coping skills such as mindfulness, social and professional support, and mentoring all help to mitigate Compassion Fatigue.