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"Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma: The Role of Provider Mindfulness and Self Care"

  • January 12, 2020
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Woodland Hills Country Club 21150 Dumetz Road, Woodland Hills 91364


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"Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma:

The Role of Provider Mindfulness and Self Care"

with Dr. Elisabeth Crim

Join us in bringing in the new year with our Annual

"New Beginnings" Experiential Event!

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Regardless of theoretical orientation or treatment intervention, the ultimate good, safe treatment of a client requires the provider to have awareness of the underlying processes that are at play in the therapeutic relationship. Empathy, transference, and countertransference, core processes providers engage routinely throughout a psychotherapy session or other direct service delivery, are highly integrated processes involving cognitive, somatic, and spiritual dynamics. Repeated negative experiences with one client or over time with many clients are a natural hazard of helping professions, affecting both client and provider. The latter can result in neurobiological imbalances, fatigue, mental or physical illness, and existential or spiritual difficulties for the individual providing treatment. Vicarious or secondary trauma, compassion fatigue or burnout may develop. Creating a mindful self-care plan can mitigate or prevent the latter consequences for providers, and further safeguard safe treatment of clients. This presentation will incorporate experiential strategies psychotherapists can use to mindfully cope with the above dynamics including gentle moving mindfulness meditation (with some walk/stretch movement.) Attendees will also have the opportunity to break into small groups to create self-attuned micro & macro self-care plans. Please wear comfortable clothes/self-care attire.

Learning Objectives

In successfully completing and attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the mind-body-spirit processes of transference, countertransference, secondary trauma, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and resilience; recognizing these for optimal client care.
  2. Identify 2 specific ways in which vicarious or secondary trauma can develop through the routine demands of their clinical work for their own care and resilience as well as to help reduce or prevent the decline of positive client outcomes.
  3. Identify 2 self-care interventions for managing their own countertransference, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, and/or compassion fatigue to support their own well-being and resilience as well as to sustain good safe clinical treatment of their clients.

Elisabeth Crim is a Licensed Psychologist, Certified Relax and Renew Yoga Trainer, and the Founder/CEO of Moonstone Center. She earned a PhD and MA in Psychology; MA in Theology; and MA in Counseling. She is the Founding Editor of the monthly e-newsletter, The Healer's Life!™ She currently co-leads multiple on-going Restoring the Healer™ Consultation groups with Simone Marke't, Certified Yoga Therapist. Moonstone Center offers traditional and complimentary-alternative therapies for whole person mental health treatment and professional development in the context of self care. Dr. Crim is a genuine and engaging speaker and writer, offering psychotherapy, consultation, and training based in an Intersubjective Psychodynamic & Mind-Body-Spirit Integrated approach. She is active on Twitter, LinkedIn, and her professional Facebook page. Learn more on her 2 websites ( & & sign up for The Healer's Life!™.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020


8:30am-9am  Registration/Networking/Deluxe Breakfast*

9am-10am  Chapter Announcements/Chapter Awards/Financial Report*

10am-12pm CEU/Speaker Presentation

12pm-12:15pm CEU Certificate Pick-Up/Networking*

No Member Announcements, Opportunity Drawing, Board Meeting.

This course is intended for beginning to advanced mental health professionals.

Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CEU completion certificates will be awarded when participants complete the course evaluation after speaker presentation.

* = non CEU portion of course


Woodland Hills Country Club (Grand Ballroom)

21150 Dumetz Road Woodland Hills, CA 91364

The Country Club does not allow denim. This location is ADA compliant.


Early Registration (thru Friday, Dec. 27th)

Chapter members $28 / non-members $33

Registration (Saturday, Dec. 28th thru Friday, Jan. 10th)

Chapter members $33 / non-members $38

No phone or email RSVP. This is a pre-paid event; no walk-ins.

Not included in annual meeting package.

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CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider #62281

SFV-CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. SFV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

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Requests for refunds must be in writing and received by SFV-CAMFT at least one week prior to the event. A $2 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellation of a paid event, through the cancellation deadline. There will be no refunds on requests received after one week prior to the event. The President has discretion to issue refunds that do not comply with the policy. To request a refund, email

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