Welcome
 
Seminar
  • Stay healthy while doing valuable work
    For people and organizations that provide
    critical services to society; often at great
    personal cost — those at high risk to stress,
    burnout and exposure to direct and vicarious
    trauma. Effectively address these specialized
    stresses and recovery from their harmful effects.



  • Stay healthy while doing valuable work
    A dynamic 1-day workshop with distinguished speaker, Dr. Patricia Fisher who believes working in fields where we are exposed to trauma provides a unique pathway to personal and professional growth and the development of an informed wisdom.
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  • However, work in these areas also increases our risk for serious stress, burnout and trauma effects. Fortunately, extensive research over the past decade provides us with solid approaches to effectively addressing stress in trauma-informed workplaces.

  • This intensive workshop supports participants on their journey by:

    • Exploring the unique properties of trauma-informed work
    • Applying the Complex Stress Model of Workplace Stress which incorporates both the system-based stresses and traumatic stresses.
    • Recognizing and normalizing the wide range of physical, mental, behavioural and relationship responses to chronic stress.   more...
    • Understanding the cause and effect relationships between the relative risk for systemic and traumatic stress, self-care strategies and stress-related outcomes
    • Identifying the personal changes participants have experienced during their time in the field (areas of growth and areas of concern)
    • Exploring and evaluating the opportunities for Posttraumatic Growth   more...
    • Applying the workshop learning to each participant’s personal experience and future planning This lively and interactive workshop incorporates lecture format, group exercises and individual self-assessment tools to assist participants as they consider their own experiences and needs.
Speaker
  • Dr. Patricia Fisher

    Dr. Patricia Fisher, Clinical Psychologist, is the President and Founder of Fisher & Associates Solutions, Organizational Health & Workplace Wellness Specialists.

    As a long time trauma specialist, over the past 15 years she has focused her attention on the impact and mechanisms of workplace stress in trauma-informed workplaces.

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  • Patricia has been active as a clinician, researcher, and consultant, with applications in program design, curriculum development, organizational planning, and policy development. She has authored 6 texts and numbers of research papers on the subject of trauma-informed occupations, and is a frequent presenter at international conferences and professional meetings.

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  • Dr. Fisher’s work has focused on the needs of organizations and personnel in high risk areas such as health care, human and social services, law enforcement, corrections, emergency services, and the military. Her assessment protocols, training programs, and consultation services are all firmly grounded in contemporary research and best practices.

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  • Dr. Fisher is a leader in Organizational Health and Workplace Wellness in trauma-informed environments in Canada; providing assessment and consultation to many organizations from the high stress and trauma sectors across Canada and abroad.

    Website: www.fisherandassociates.org

Agenda
  • MORNING Session


    07:30 - 08:30     Registration & Breakfast
    08:30 - 08:45     Welcome & Opening Remarks
    08:45 - 10:30     Speaker Dr. Patricia Fisher

    Overview

    • Explore the unique properties of trauma-informed work
    • Introduce Complex Stress Model of Workplace Stress


    • Review Complex Stress risk & resiliency factors predicting stress exposure levels
    • Apply model to work environments
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    10:30 - 10:45     Session Break
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    10:45 - 12:00

    • Examine Chronic Stress responses


    • Biological mechanisms regulating physical and psychological stress responses
    • Cause and effect relationships between relative risk for systemic & traumatic stress, self-care strategies; stress-related outcomes
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    12:00 - 12:45     Lunch Buffet   Intermission
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  • AFTERNOON Session


    12:45 - 14:00

    • Review & apply Self-care Strategies addressing stress and trauma exposure.
    • Posttraumatic Growth's application to trauma-informed workplaces
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    14:00 - 14:15     Session Break
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    14:15 - 15:45

    • Evaluation of participant opportunity and experience of Posttraumatic Growth
    • Summary and application of workshop learning to participant experience & future planning
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    15:45 - 16:00

    Closing Remarks

    Thank you for attending the 7th Annual Compassion Fatigue Seminar and Workshop

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$ 85 early bird    ends Oct 1 st
  • Wonderful conference!
    Very insightful!
    I will recommend this
    seminar to others!
  • My first seminar
    but it's not my last!
  • I felt all the people
    involved with registration,
    to waiting and serving
    were so nice
    and accommodating!
  • This is one conference I am
    sure I would attend next year
    – it is incredibly helpful!
    Wish it could monthly.
    Can't wait until next year!
  • What a great day!
    Speakers were great,
    food was great,
    great turn out
  • Invigorating day!
    Informative, inspiring workshop!
    Loved group discussions and
    the relaxed atmosphere.
  • I love coming every year.
  • I find it an important reminder:
    the value of self-help,
    self-care, self-awareness.

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