Compassionate Fatigue: What's On Your Plate?

Overview: Compassion Fatigue, also known as Vicarious Trauma, is a condition characterized by a lessening of compassion over time. It is common in trauma victims and individuals that work in a helping profession. This session will explore compassion fatigue and provide strategies for managing your stress as well as balance in your life. After attending this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Complete the Pro-Quol, Quality of Life scale and determine their score related to compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue and burnout.
  • Identify at least three areas of their life that are impacting their ability to achieve work life balance.
  • Create a blueprint for beginning a journey to wellness and wholeness.

Featured Speaker: Sharon McGloin, MSOD, MS, CTRS is President and Owner of Experiential Alternatives, a training/speaking and coaching company that focuses on personal growth and development as it relates to leadership development as well as a variety of seminars from teambuilding and conflict resolution to compassion fatigue. Sharon has worked in residential treatment and psychiatric care for emotionally disturbed children for over 30 years. She had the opportunity to participate in a Train the Trainer program with Jack Canfield, best known for Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and teaches success strategies based on the best selling book The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. Sharon is also an Adjunct Professor at Avila University in Kansas City and teaches the undergraduate and graduate course on Leadership as well as Northwest Missouri State University where she teaches the Trends and Issues in Therapeutic Recreation class.

Sharon holds a Master degree from the University of Missouri in Recreation and Park Administration with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation and is Nationally Certified as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. Sharon also holds a Masters in Organization Development Psychology from Avila University in Kansas City. Sharon is also a Certified Life Coach and has a small coaching practice helping individuals reimagine their lives. Sharon is a lifetime learner and enjoys being a catalyst for others growth and learning.

Who Should Attend: This workshop is designed for social workers, psychologists, therapists, professional counselors, masters prepared psychologists, marriage and family therapists and addiction counselors. Those that work in helping professions are welcome to attend.

Continuing Education: Mental Health America of the Heartland is a pre-approved provider for social workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) Provider Number 17-007. This continuing education provider is approved for 3.0 hours for social workers and accepted for psychologists, professional counselors, masters prepared psychologists, marriage and family therapists and addiction counselors. For licensed professionals, please bring license # to the workshop to receive your CEU Certificate of Attendance. A certificate of attendance of 3.0 CEU's will be awarded to each participant.

Location: Children’s Campus of Kansas City, 444 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101.

Registration: Workshop is $35.00. Pre-register only. Contact Stacy Davis to obtain a registration form or visit If you have any questions and/or need translation or other accommodation, please contact Stacy Davis at by email or (913) 281-2221 ext. 112 at least 5 days prior to the workshop. Registration deadline is August 12, 2017. View this event on our Community Calendar for location information.

Sponsored by: Mental Health America of the Heartland.