Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: Signs, Intervention, and Prevention

Presented by Valerie Kuykendall-Rogers, MA, LPC-S on 02-08-2019 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Mental health providers are at risk for burnout and compassion fatigue. The basic characteristic of counseling entails providing empathy and compassion to clients. Although these qualities are needed for this profession, they also can establish the groundwork for burnout and/or compassion fatigue to grow. Well-meaning mental health professionals may not be aware that this is happening. Far too many providers may succumb to the demands of their profession and may unwittingly suffer from burnout and/or compassion fatigue.

In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Valerie Kuykendall-Rogers will reveal how clinicians can become more aware of their own symptoms that could derail their longevity and effectiveness in their careers. Valerie will begin by discussing the history and origins of both burnout and compassion fatigue as well as identifying the similarities and differences between the two. 

Additionally, Valerie will outline the different phases that are associated with both burnout and compassion fatigue. She will also explain "Dos and Don’ts" that are unique to mental health providers, as well as provide tools and resources to remain effective and resilient in providing mental health services to clients.

Valerie will also outline how to diagnose, prevent, and treat compassion fatigue and burnout in clients in therapy. 

This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Summarize the history, origins, and definition of burnout and compassion fatigue.
  2. Compare and contrast the characteristics of burnout and compassion fatigue.
  3. Recognize the common signs and symptoms of burnout and compassion fatigue.
  4. List the different stages of burnout and compassion fatigue.
  5. Utilize tools to diagnose and assess if one has compassion fatigue or burnout.
  6. Compile intervention, treatment, and strategies to manage burnout and compassion fatigue.

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending the live version of this web conference in its entirety. 

2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy and Person Centered Tech, LLC for attending the homestudy version of this web conference in its entirety. Person Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

GoodTherapy is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within Counseling Services. 

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GoodTherapy, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

GoodTherapy, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

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Meet the Presenter

Valerie Kuykendall-Rogers, MA, LPC-S

Valerie Kuykendall-Rogers, MA, LPC-S

Valerie Kuykendall-Rogers is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in Houston, TX. She has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. Valerie maintains a private practice, Ascent Psychotherapy Center, and has supervised both interns and graduate students. Valerie is also currently supervising an LPC-Intern. Valerie earned her master’s degree in Community Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 1995.

Valerie specializes in helping adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse have healthy relationships. Valerie focuses on the impact of childhood sexual abuse and has witnessed how much it disrupts their ability to form healthy relationships, including personal, professional, and familial. To that end, Valerie conducts individual and couples therapy with adolescents and adults. Valerie’s approach is integrative, using a blend of evidenced-based practices such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Existential psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and solution-focused therapy (SFT). Valerie also ascribes to a transpersonal approach as she interprets and understands sexual trauma to impact the entire being (body, mind, and spirit).

In addition to her practice and supervising interns, Valerie started a consulting business, A.P.E.X., LLC, to help other mental health professionals seeking to start their own private practice learn the “business” side of running a private practice. Valerie has facilitated workshops and webinars with other service professionals that can provide invaluable information suitable to the unique needs of mental health entrepreneurs.

Valerie has also served as a presenter at the Texas Counseling Association Professional Growth Conference held in Galveston, TX in 2017; created, organized, and implemented the first-ever Mental Health Professionals Business Expo in 2017; and presented a marketing webinar entitled Successfully Navigating the Insurance Credentialing Process for GoodTherapy in October 2018.

Valerie’s private practice, Ascent Psychotherapy Center, was recently featured as a major contributor with promotional consideration to the television show Face the Truth, during an episode aired on October 8, 2018.

When Valerie is not spending spare time with her family, she is a self-professed “foodie” as she enjoys the art of crafting diverse culinary cuisine.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
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  • Logo This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
  • Person Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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