Francoise Mathieu

121 – Strategies for Preventing Burnout

Why Self-Care Alone Doesn’t Work
FRANÇOISE MATHIEU

Many therapists say that when it comes time to learn about self-care strategies to prevent burnout, they’re more than ready to go “beyond kale and pedicures.” While self-care practices and increased attention to achieving work–life balance have been touted as the most effective approaches to reducing burnout and compassion fatigue, recent research has shown that they have limited effect. To really reduce workplace stress, a more systemic, multipronged approach is needed that targets often overlooked factors like control of one’s schedule, organizational culture, and extended work hours. In this workshop, we’ll:

  • Distinguish among burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and moral distress
  • Heighten awareness of the importance of an early warning system for detecting compassion fatigue in yourself and others
  • Learn evidence-based debriefing procedures for defusing trauma exposure
  • Examine three key tools shown to effectively reduce counsellor impairment: timely and effective supervision, trauma-informed training to better respond to clients in distress, and grounding techniques to reduce secondary traumatization

Françoise Mathieu, Med, RP, is a psychotherapist and compassion fatigue specialist with over 20 years of experience in trauma and crisis intervention. She’s the coexecutive director of Tend ltd. and author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook.

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525 – Enhancing Resilience in the Trauma-Exposed Workplace

A Toolkit for Managers and Supervisors
FRANÇOISE MATHIEU

New research has shown that working in environments where there’s regular and significant exposure to trauma stories from clients can increase the risk of staff burnout and distress. Managers and supervisors can play an essential role in mitigating these reactions and increase the resilience of their staff. Using cutting-edge findings on organizational health in mental health settings, this workshop will present key skills for managers and supervisors needed to build strong, resilient, and productive teams. Together, we’ll:

  • Explore how to introduce reflective supervision, trauma-informed training, and grounding techniques to reduce counsellor impairment
  • Discuss how to create communities of practice among staff to enhance the group’s ability to handle stress
  • Learn how to identify key risk factors and how to implement trauma-informed management techniques to nest support staff

Françoise Mathieu, MEd, CCC, RP, is a psychotherapist and compassion fatigue specialist with over 20 years of experience in trauma and crisis intervention. She’s the coexecutive director of Tend ltd. and author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook.

Posted in Anxiety, Depression and Trauma, Saturday Afternoon: 3 P.M. – 5 P.M., workshops | Tagged , , ,