New York: Join Us for a Compassion Fatigue Support Group with Psychotherapist April Lang
Whether you are an animal advocate or rescuer, veterinarian or vet tech, shelter worker, or wildlife rehabilitator, you may be susceptible to developing compassion fatigue, which is “the emotional exhaustion caused by the stress of caring for traumatized or suffering animals or people,” says Charles Figely, Ph.D., who directs the Florida State University Traumatology Institute.
Join activist, author, and psychotherapist April Lang for a seminar to prevent or heal from compassion fatigue. During this lecture and support group, you will gain a better understanding of how and why compassion fatigue develops. You’ll also learn how to recognize the signs in yourself and others, and receive tools to prevent and manage it.
What: Compassion Fatigue Presentation and Support Group for Animal Caregivers and Advocates
When: Friday, March 9, 2018, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: The New York Open Center, 22 E. 30th Street, Room 3-B, New York, NY, 10016
Cost: $40 cash, payable at the door or online via PayPal (Use email firstname.lastname@example.org and click, “send to friends/family.” No refunds.)
This event is presented by psychotherapist, humane educator, animal advocate, and writer April Lang, LCSW SEP CHES, and is not affiliated with the Open Center. April is the author of the book, Animal Persuasion: a guide for ethical vegans and animal advocates in managing life’s emotional challenges. Visit her website for more information.
Watch our webinar with April about activist expectations and assumptions.
For more resources, visit our compassion fatigue webpage featuring articles, webinars, podcasts, video tips, and online trainings.
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