Cultivating Resilient Roots: Mitigating Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

February 24, 2022 – August 4, 2022
7 Sessions (up to 18 CEUs) Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. (CST)

This evidence-based workshop is designed to increase the awareness and use of practices demonstrated to mitigate experiences of burnout and compassion fatigue and to also increase participants’ experience of compassion satisfaction around the work they do. Each month we will focus on distinct yet interrelated areas of resilience: individual, relationships, and within systems.

Workshop Description

Burnout and compassion fatigue are widely acknowledged to be occupational hazards of any helping role including mental illness and substance use disorder practitioners. Simultaneously, many of us have experienced compassion satisfaction, or a sense of pleasure and appreciation for our contributions.

This evidence-based workshop is designed to increase the awareness and use of practices demonstrated to mitigate experiences of burnout and compassion fatigue and to also increase participants’ experience of compassion satisfaction around the work they do. Each month we will focus on distinct yet interrelated areas of resilience: individual, relationships, and within systems.

Participants will engage in live video workshops featuring facilitated discussions and interactive instruction on concepts and practices intended for self-reflection, enhancing awareness, social support, and integration of practices to build self-compassion and resilience. Participants will also contribute to an online space where they will find resources, activities, and social support that guide their growth process.

Earn up to 18 CEUs

Center for Practice Transformation is an approved provider of continuing education by the Minnesota Board of Social Work. Other licensed professionals should check with their licensing board to determine if the CEUs offered in this workshop can be used.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify personal signs of burnout, compassion fatigue and satisfaction
  • Create a meaningful resiliency plan to address acute stressors and promote overall wellbeing
  • Increase mindful awareness for one’s own wellbeing, within relationships, and when faced with systems challenges
  • Identify strategies to promote cultures of safety and care
  • Increase skillfulness around discerning role in systems change process

1:00-3:00 p.m. (CST)

February 24, 2022 – August 4, 2022

Jillian Wright, MPS, LADC Clinical Trainer
  • Thursday, Feb 24, 2021
  • Thursday, Mar 10, 2021
  • Thursday, Mar 24, 2021
  • Thursday, Apr 7, 2021
  • Thursday, Apr 21, 2021
  • Thursday, May 5, 2021
  • Thursday, Aug 4, 2021

Pricing and Registration

All classes will be held via Zoom

Registration is on a first come basis and enrollment is capped to ensure a personalized learning experience. The presenter has designed the course to include a robust and engaging mixture small group discussions, role plays, modeling and case studies.

Please contact Center for Practice Transformation transform@umn.edu with any questions.

Individual Registration

Registration is available up to 3 days prior to the start of the workshop. Cancellation is possible without a fee up to 5 days prior to the start of the workshop. After that, the cancellation fee is 50% of the workshop fee.