Compassion Fatigue

Compassion Fatigue


Wednesday, December 12 at 1:30pm CST (lasts approximately 1 hour)

Registration Fee:

Free (CEU for $10 fee during live event only)
No pre-registration needed

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Working in the helping profession is one of the most rewarding career choices that one can make. The desire to help create changes that better people’s lives are what draws us to the profession. The compassion and empathy we feel for others drives us to keep working harder. Over time, though, without proper attention paid to taking care of ourselves, we can end up losing our compassion for others. Feeling burnt-out we either shut-down in our profession or we abandon the profession all together. Compassion Fatigue is a part of the work that we do, however rarely gets noticed let alone talked about in the helping professions.

Ryan Lindsay is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked extensively in the treatment of individuals with suicidal and self-injurious behaviors. Today’s web conference will focus on his personal experience with, and recovery from, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. Ryan will highlight the individual and environmental conditions that increase one’s risk of developing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout. He hopes that his story will be the catalyst for both individual and organizational change focused on raising awareness of the effects of Compassion Fatigue.
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Ryan Lindsay is the Clinical Director of the St. Louis Center for Family Development, LLC, a mental health services agency providing Evidenced-Based and Trauma-Informed mental health services to individuals and families with severe behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric needs. He has extensive experience working with individuals with emotion dysregulation disorders and the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Mr. Lindsay is currently a Consultant for Adolescent DBT Development for the Missouri Department of Mental Health and provides training, consultation, and support to teams across Missouri. Furthermore, Mr. Lindsay regularly is a featured presenter and trainer on various topics and has presented at many local, state and national conferences. His past positions included co-founding member of the Ann Arbor DBT Center, team leader of a Multi-Family DBT Program for Adolescents, and work with chronically mentally ill populations. Mr. Lindsay has spent the bulk of his career utilizing mindfulness based treatments for the treatment of psychological and emotional distress. Mr. Lindsay practices from a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and evidenced-based perspective.


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We offer the following accreditation which is available during the Web Conference, via a link below the video window: The University of Missouri-St Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned. The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 1 clock hour or 1.2 contact hours (.1 CEU) for this activity.MIMH credit will fulfill Clinical Social Work and Psychologist licensure requirements in the State of Missouri.

Missouri Institute of Mental is a National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)TM approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. MIMH is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This program has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education credit.

Attendees with licensure from other states are responsible for seeking appropriate continuing education credit, from their respective boards for completing this program.


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