Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT

Resilience and Compassion Fatigue

  • 22 May 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Loma Linda University Behavioral Health Institute, 1686 Barton Road, Redlands, CA 92373


  • Anyone other than an Inland Empire CAMFT chapter member
  • Member of the Inland Empire chapter of CAMFT

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Resilience and Compassion Fatigue

Dan Totaro, MA LMFT, Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator

This presentation reviews a wide array of information and skills to help therapists build resiliency against the potentially detrimental impact of our work. We as therapists can become so focused on the needs of those we serve that we forget to take time out for ourselves and find balance within the workday and our lives.  Unlike burnout, the impact of compassion fatigue can often be subtle and gradual, but the results just as harmful to our professional and personal lives. Participants will explore effective strategies for coping with compassion fatigue as well as for developing professional and personal resilience. 


To understand:

  1. the concepts of compassion fatigue and resilience
  2. how to build and maintain resilience
  3. the elements of a self-care lifestyle
  4. how to identify and overcome roadblocks to developing and maintaining resilience

 Dan Totaro has 40 years experience in the chemical dependency and mental health fields. He holds a Masters Degree and has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1981. Over his career Dan has been fortunate to hold a variety of positions within the profession including: Executive Director of a community-based outpatient program; Program Director for a hospital based co-occurring disorders treatment program; private practice Marriage and Family Therapist, and Outreach Manager for a national chemical dependency treatment provider. Dan has provided trainings and lectures for: School Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, healthcare professionals, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, parent groups, medical professionals, lawyers, law enforcement personnel, and marketing and outreach professionals. 


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