Free Workshop on Compassion Fatigue & Burnout for Those Working with Veterans and Others

Recognizing The Effects Of Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue & Burnout on Service Providers, Clinicians  & Caregivers Assisting The Military Population and Others

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 ▪ 9:00am—12:00pm

Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
6720A Rockledge Drive, Suite 100 Bethesda, Maryland 20817

Speaker: Nancy Brisebois-Good, LCPC, NCC


Treating and supporting the brave men and women who have served our country can be extremely satisfying, and most individuals who choose this line of work find it to be very rewarding. Nevertheless, over time, working with the military and veteran population — particularly with those who have endured traumatic experiences — can become increasingly stressful and can at times lead to some common burdening reactions. Burnout and secondary traumatic stress/compassion fatigue are some of the terms used to describe the emotional impact that some providers experience when working with individuals who have experienced traumatic events. This dynamic and interactive training will provide information on how to recognize signs of secondary trauma/compassion fatigue and burnout and how to overcome these through self-care and self-soothing techniques.

This seminar is designed to help you:

  • Recognize the difference between secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout;
  • Appraise secondary trauma/compassion and burnout through the use of self-report instruments;
  • Recognize the signs of secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout;
  • Gain Knowledge about self-awareness and professional boundaries/limitations;
  • Understand the difference between coping skills and self-soothing skills and how to use them to decrease secondary trauma/compassion fatigues and burnout symptoms;
  • Design effective treatment plans utilizing self-care and self-soothing techniques and activities

Continuing Education: 3.0 Credit Hours

Presented by the Montgomery County Collaborative: The Montgomery County Veterans Collaborative is a partnership between Serving Together and Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

Preregistration is required.  For more information contact Julie Riggs at or 301-424-0656 ext 547.