Friday, August 9th, 2019
9:30am till 1:00pm
Cover 3 Restaurant
2700 W. Anderson Lane #308
(located in the Village Shopping Center)
You will receive with a paid attendance:
Get information about compassion fatigue,
3 CEUs, plus
Breakfast is included
Self-care for therapists and counselors is often encouraged and even mandated in
ethics codes, but easily neglected. While work burnout can occur in any occupation,
helping professionals can be at higher risk due to caring for the needs of hurting
people. Compassion fatigue is a state of exhaustion experienced by those helping
people in distress over time; it is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation
with the suffering of others. Estimates for distress of workers in the health care field
range from 21% to over 50% for those working with trauma clients.
Yet, burnout is not inevitable. The key is understanding the difference between
acute stress vs. the chronic stress cycle. First, we look at real life issues through self-
tests, case studies, and research that explore problems with professional
impairment, having poor boundaries with clients and co-workers, and potentially
harming clients with unethical decisions and behavior. Next is a short and simple
overview of somatic models showing that true stress resilience takes more than
typical self-care techniques. Last, you will learn tools to create a personal plan to
prevent or heal compassion fatigue. Get ready for an ethics course that can change
how you see yourself and how you care for yourself to become a more effective and
Do you have compassion fatigue and burnout?
Ethical guidelines relevant to compassion fatigue
Who gets compassion fatigue and burnout?
Why is chronic stress so difficult to overcome according to recent neuroscience?
Exercises for immediate and ongoing relief
1) The attendees will be able to list 4 life areas affected by Compassion Fatigue or Burnout.
2) The attendees will be able to list 2 ethical mandates concerning personal impairment.
3) The attendees will be able list 3 groups of individuals who are vulnerable to the development of Compassion Fatigue.
4) The attendees will be able to list 2 strategies to reduce the symptoms of Compassion Fatigue or Burnout.
Jae Carter is a psychologist who specializes in health psychology.
Since 1998, she has helped individuals and families adjust to mental
health and medical conditions such as dementia, stroke, and
traumatic brain injury. She has worked in psychology clinics, nursing
homes, and hospitals such as UT Southwestern.
Dr. Carter founded the company Caring by Connection to help those
who experience emotional exhaustion due to caring for others. Her
workshops are based on the healing power of compassion. She uses
her knowledge of neuroscience to show how to make lasting changes
to the chronic stress response and enjoy greater well-being and work
Here is the link to our new MFT Rules which were approved on March 7th, 2019
LMFTs now need 2 CEUs in this area to renew licenses.
Do you know what the Texas Administrative Code is for LMFTs
as it concerns Technology-Assisted Services?
We, as licensed LMFTs, need to have complied with these rules by
January 1st, 2018. (Yes, 2018.)
Click here to find out.
LOOKING FOR A THERAPIST?
We can help you find a therapist. No matter who you are, no matter what your situation, there is someone who can help you.
Find more information on the wide range of specialists available to assist you.Click here
be A MEMBER of AAMFT
We are the Austin Chapter of The Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT), and a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
Our mission is to unite students, service agencies, and emerging and seasoned professionals to promote the licensure of marriage and family therapists, clinical systemic thinking, and to distinguish the field of Marriage & Family Therapy as unique and beneficial to the greater Austin community.
If you have any questions feel free to email email@example.com.
Austin AMFT is calling for speaker proposals for our
monthly luncheons!We are looking for dynamic speakers to present on a wide range of clinical topics as seen through a systemic lens in working with individuals, families, and/or couples and how your work impacts the family system, community, and/or socio-cultural spheres.
Would you be interested in presenting at one of our 2019 monthly lunches?
If so, then please...Click here
Looking for a Few Good Men
Maybe you’ve been working with the wife and the man needs therapy too.
Maybe you’ve been seeing the couple but the man isn’t as receptive as the wife.
Maybe he doesn’t believe in therapy but a group of guys sounds better.
Mens group improves relationships and supports marital work. Men in group listen better, think more, and become more relational. The intimacy of group seeps into other relationships.
After 30 years of leading groups in Houston, I’m starting a new mens group in Austin. Since I am now semi- retired without a full practice, I’m looking for one or two additional members. If I can be helpful to you, please let me know.
Please contact: Steve Katzman, LMFT 713-202-1942 / stevekatzman1@me.
PEER SUPPORT/SUPERVISION MONTHLY GROUP
FRIDAYS, SOUTH AUSTIN
Starting free peer support/supervision monthly group on Fridays in South Austin for
therapists with at least 5-10 years experience.
Call Deborah Vanko, LMFT 515-778-9671
Need a new office space?!
Coming July 1st, we will have an office space available in our suite. We are located in Westlake and have a supportive community. Included in your rent: secured wifi for clinicians, water, coffee, wifi, reading materials for clients, fax/copy machine, etc. Contact me for pics and more info. :)
Please contact Nicole Richardson, LPC-S, LMFT-S
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE
Call the office and drop by to check out any additional space you might need to support your work in the world.