Combating Burn Out and Compassion Fatigue

*This course has been pre-approved by NCTRC for 5 clock hours.

As caregivers, we give a lot of ourselves every day to better the lives of the people we encounter. In our commitment to provide good care to our patients, we often neglect to take care of ourselves which make us susceptible to burn out and compassion fatigue. This course will identify what burn out and compassion fatigue look like and how to combat it

Course Objectives

  • Student will learn the difference between burn out and compassion fatigue

  • Student will learn the signs and symptoms of burn out and compassion fatigue

  • Student will be able to identify 3 strategies to combat burn out and compassion fatigue

Tracie Schendel, CTRS

Instructor Bio:

Hi! My name is Tracie Schendel and I have been a CTRS since 2010. Most of my experience has been in mental health in both inpatient and community based settings. I currently work at a Crisis Residence in which we stabilize adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses in a residential setting. I love to write and teach about things I am passionate about which is all things Therapeutic Recreation! Thank you for taking this course and I hope you find it helpful!

Tracie Schendel, CTRS

SMART Instructor