Managing trauma exposure and compassion fatigue in the health care professional

On Friday, April 15, CAMH Addiction Rounds presented a webinar titled, "Managing trauma exposure and compassion fatigue in the health care professional – what works? Best practices."

This webinar provided an overview of:

  • Identify the newest research findings in reducing/managing Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Traumatic Stress;
  • Apply three key tools for their practice;
  • Explore new directions for future research.

Watch this webinar or check out the presentation slides and an article about mindfulness-based stress reduction.


Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., RP., CCC., Compassion Fatigue Specialist

Co-Executive Director, TEND

Françoise is a Registered Psychotherapist in the province of Ontario and compassion fatigue specialist. Her experience stems from 20 years as a crisis counsellor, working in hospi-tal, university counselling service and community mental health environments. Françoise is co-executive director of TEND, whose aim is to offer counselling, consulting and training to helpers on topics related to self care, wellness, burnout and compassion fatigue. Since 2001, Françoise has given hundreds of seminars on compassion fatigue and self care across Canada to thousands of helping professionals in the fields of health care, mental health, addic-tion, child welfare and the criminal justice system.

Françoise is an engaging and dynamic speaker who offers evidence-based solutions to helpers seeking validation and new strategies to remain healthy while working in this challenging and rewarding field. Her positive outlook and commitment to helping clients excel are hallmarks of her work. She is the author of “The Compassion Fatigue Workbook” which was published by Routledge in 2012 as well as several articles and publications. She is also the chair of the annual CARE4YOU conference, a conference for helping professionals, which will be held in Toronto on June 2nd, 2016.

Addictions Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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