Compassion Fatigue Seminar

May 12th 11:30 – 1:00 – advanced registration required

Free to VRA Ontario Members - Login to Access

Non-members - $25 fee (that will be donated in full to local food banks) - Register Online

As part of our professional practice we are regularly required to advocate, and at times resolve issues arising from, highly emotionally charged, conflict on behalf of our clients. We must be mindful of the risk of “transference” resulting for the information we receive and the affect it may have on our own psychological and physical well-being.

Compassion fatigue, also known as secondary traumatic stress (STS), is a condition characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time. Compassion fatigue is not considered to be a form of “burnout”. Compassion fatigue is a condition commonly known among professionals who work directly with victims of disasters, trauma, or illness, especially in the health care industry.

Learning Objectives

The Participant will:

•             Learn the signs, symptoms and the “causal” effect of “Compassion Fatigue”;

•             Complete the “Professional Quality of Life Scale” – “PROQOL” Self-Assessment;

•             Learn means and ways of preventing “Compassion Fatigue”, identify what strategies to adopt for minimizing risk and what supports are available in the event of.

Pre-approved for 1.5 hrs of CEUS by VRA Canada. 23303 – Compassion Fatigue Seminar – May 12, 2020. 

Focus/Content Area is 2.


Facilitator: Ms Viki Scott, RC (c); BSc; RRP; CHRM; MBA; ADR(c)

President and Principal Consultant of Scott & Associates Inc

Approach: Interactive Presentation


Tuesday May 12, 2020