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Compassion Fatigue Prevention & Resiliency: Fitness for the Frontline

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1 Hour 53 Minutes
Nov 30, 2022
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This seminar recording has been identified by hundreds of professionals as life changing, essential and exhilarating. Watch Dr. J. Eric Gentry, an internationally-recognized leader in the study and treatment of compassion fatigue for state-of-the-art training that integrates the latest research and practical wisdom to help you reclaim the satisfaction, hope and inspiration of professional caregiving.

For the past 30 years research has been steadily accumulating to demonstrate that caring has its costs. We now know that working with others who suffer pain, depression, abuse and trauma has negative effects for the caregiver—many of which are potentially debilitating. Watch this seminar and learn powerful tools that are critical elements of professional resiliency and integrate them into your practice immediately.

  • Say goodbye to job-related stress
  • Why self-care isn’t enough – the secrets of compassion resiliency
  • Evidence-based resiliency training for caregiving professionals
  • Learn the 5 critical elements of professional resiliency
  • Powerful tools to immediately integrate into your practice


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.



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Compassion Unlimited

J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS, FAAETS, CCTP, is an internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. His PhD is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley – a pioneer of these two fields. In 1997, he co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for compassion fatigue – the world’s only evidence-based treatment protocol for compassion fatigue. In 1998, he introduced the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training and Compassion Fatigue Prevention & Resiliency Training. These two trainings have demonstrated treatment effectiveness for the symptoms of compassion fatigue, and he published these effects in several journals. He has trained over 100,000 health professionals over the past 20 years.

He has written numerous chapters, papers, and peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. Dr. Gentry is a Master Traumatologist with over 35 years of clinical experience with trauma, Complex PTSD, personality disorders, and dissociation.

He is the president and CEO of The Forward Facing® Institute and owner of Compassion Unlimited – a private psychotherapy, training, and consulting practice – in Phoenix, AZ.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. J. Eric Gentry maintains a private practice. He is the owner and President of Forward-Facing Institute, LLC., the CEO of Compassion Unlimited, and the co-director of Community Crisis Support Team. Dr. Gentry has employment relationships with the University of South Florida State, the Florida State University, the Florida Center for Theological Studies, the Argosy University, and the Webster University. He is a consultant and receives compensation. Dr. Gentry is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. J. Eric Gentry is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and others. For a complete list, please contact


  1. Summarize the history, causes, treatment and prevention of compassion fatigue, burnout, secondary traumatic stress, caregiver stress, countertransference, and vicarious traumatization
  2. Identify the true causes of stress in personal and professional life
  3. Outline skills for successful internal self-regulation of anxiety-ability to maintain comfort and maximal performance regardless of the external contexts
  4. Develop knowledge and skills necessary to prevent the symptoms of compassion fatigue through enhanced resiliency
  5. Create a 5-point self-directed Professional Resiliency Plan that can be easily integrated into professional practice and personal life


Opening Exercise – A Message from Viktor Frankl

  • Tools for Hope: Stress = Perceived Threat
    • Perceived Threat
    • The Body, Brain & Autonomous Nervous System
    • Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic Dominance
    • Self-Regulation
  • Compassion Fatigue Didactic
    • Caregiver Secondary Traumatic Stress: Causes, Prevention & Cure
    • Burnout: Causes, Prevention & Cure


  • Intentionality
    • The Covenant
    • Didactic: Breaching Integrity & Sympathetic Dominance
  • Self-regulation
    • Instruction: Physiological Intervention for shifting from Sympathetic to Parasympathetic dominance
  • Self-validation
  • Connection
  • Self-Care

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.9

Total Reviews: 8

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