Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Promoting Compassion Satisfaction <ul><li>Pardess Eleanor, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>APA ...
Background Selah- The Israel Crisis Management Center Emergency and longer term support to immigrants in disaster situati...
TRAINING AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS
Method: 3 studies on separate samples of volunteers (N=310) were conducted including a diary study and experimental desi...
Research Findings Factors associated with compassion satisfaction : Dispositional factors- Negative correlation with atta...
Security priming ( visualizing a supportive attachment figure, versus an acquaintance ) increased: -willingness to reach...
Key Factors: M eaning O pportunities V alidation I nvolvement N ature G roup Moving Encounters Photographer : Vladimir Go...
Moving Encounters
MOVING Encounters Moving in relationship to oneself, others, and the world <ul><li>Movement – </li></ul><ul><li>Nature ex...
Narrative Practices Linking Stories
Narrative & Appreciative Inquiry Themes Adapted from Krasner et al. (2009). Association of an Educational Program in Mi...
MOVING Encounters- Exercise 1 <ul><li>Find a partner. Interview each other for 5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>ASK/ANSWER: Th...
MOVING Encounters - Exercise 2 <ul><li>Remember an early experience (short story or anecdote) from which you draw: streng...
Discussion <ul><li>The research findings and accumulated experience support Figley’s model </li></ul><ul><li>for maximizin...
<ul><li>Practical Implications- </li></ul><ul><li>Nurturing a sense of connectedness, hopefulness and meaning can enhance...
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Preventing Cf And Promoting Cs Apa 2011

Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Promoting Compassion Satisfaction- Presentation at the American Psychological Association, 2011 ; A skill building workshop facilitated with Dr Ilene Serlin
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  • 1. Preventing Compassion Fatigue and Promoting Compassion Satisfaction <ul><li>Pardess Eleanor, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>APA presentation, Washington, D.C., 8 August 2011 </li></ul>
  • 2. Background Selah- The Israel Crisis Management Center Emergency and longer term support to immigrants in disaster situations Photographer : Edward Kaprov
  • 3. TRAINING AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS
  • 4. Method: 3 studies on separate samples of volunteers (N=310) were conducted including a diary study and experimental design Compassion Fatigue & Satisfaction An Attachment Perspective :
  • 5. Research Findings Factors associated with compassion satisfaction : Dispositional factors- Negative correlation with attachment avoidance Contextual factors Mediating factors : Emotional regulation Meaningfulness Hopefulness Study 3- The effect of security priming on anticipation of compassion fatigue & satisfaction
  • 6. Security priming ( visualizing a supportive attachment figure, versus an acquaintance ) increased: -willingness to reach out (and cope with possible ambivalence, withdrawal or rejection of help). -positive appraisal of the recipients' strengths and ability to benefit from support . -anticipation that the caregiving experience will be rewarding . Additional Finding s: Discussion- Attachment security – dispositional or contextual – as a resource that may reduce susceptibility to burnout and secondary traumatic stress. The importance of examining intra-personal variance Research limitations & future directions
  • 7. Key Factors: M eaning O pportunities V alidation I nvolvement N ature G roup Moving Encounters Photographer : Vladimir Godnik
  • 8. Moving Encounters
  • 9. MOVING Encounters Moving in relationship to oneself, others, and the world <ul><li>Movement – </li></ul><ul><li>Nature excursions </li></ul><ul><li>Grounding </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing </li></ul><ul><li>E-motion – </li></ul><ul><li>A shared emotional voyage </li></ul>Photographer : Edward Kaprov
  • 10. Narrative Practices Linking Stories
  • 11. Narrative & Appreciative Inquiry Themes Adapted from Krasner et al. (2009). Association of an Educational Program in Mindful Communication with burnout, empathy and attitudes among primary care physicians. JAMA . Vol. 302 (12) pp 1284-1293   Write or tell a brief story about… Topic A pleasant or an unpleasant experience during work and its effect on the relationship Awareness of pleasant and unpleasant sensations, feelings or thoughts An experience of noticing and responding to your own emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low sense of personal accomplishment Burnout An encounter that was meaningful to you; what made it meaningful, what personal capacities did you have that contributed to the meaning Meaning A time when you effectively said “No!” or set a clear boundary while maintaining a supportive relationship Boundaries or conflict management A time when you faced choices about balancing caring for yourself and caring for others Self-care An encounter involving being present to suffering: sadness, pain and uncertainty Being with suffering
  • 12. MOVING Encounters- Exercise 1 <ul><li>Find a partner. Interview each other for 5 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>ASK/ANSWER: Think of a difficult helping encounter. </li></ul><ul><li>What feelings did you deal with? How? </li></ul><ul><li>What values, strengths or life experience did this coping express? </li></ul><ul><li>Where have you been moved or taken to as a result of this experience? </li></ul>Shalif, Y . , and Leibler, M . ( 2002 ). Working With People Experiencing Terrorist Attacks In Israel : A Narrative Perspective, Journal of Systemic Therapies . 21 ( 3 ). pp . 60-70
  • 13. MOVING Encounters - Exercise 2 <ul><li>Remember an early experience (short story or anecdote) from which you draw: strength, empowerment or inspiration for working with people who suffer from trauma. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An experience from your: roots, family of origin, community or culture. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The experience could relate to values, beliefs, symbols or rituals that are important for you. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After listening to the first person tell his anecdote, a person that resonates, is touched and/or moved by it will tell her anecdote, and so on. (We call this &quot;Linking Stories&quot;). </li></ul>Stories of Inspiration Shalif, Y . & Paran, R . ( 2008 ). Learning from children and adults in times of war : Stories from the shelters in the north of Israel . The International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work , pp 16-25
  • 14. Discussion <ul><li>The research findings and accumulated experience support Figley’s model </li></ul><ul><li>for maximizing compassion satisfaction through- </li></ul><ul><li>Affect </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Self/Soul care </li></ul>Radey, M. & Figley, C. (2007). The social psychology of compassion. Journal of Clinical Social Work . 207-214.
  • 15. <ul><li>Practical Implications- </li></ul><ul><li>Nurturing a sense of connectedness, hopefulness and meaning can enhance compassion satisfaction. </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding awareness, openness & acceptance of  complex mixtures of emotions can facilitate growth </li></ul>

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