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Therapy for Therapists: Coping with Compassion Fatigue

As clinicians, we all say it: ‘We must take care of ourselves.’ We empower our colleagues, patients and families by repeating this mantra to them in times of stress. But, too often, we forget to take our own advice. At some point, as humans, we therapists all fail to recognize our own limits. We take on another case, work another weekend, take another call, all under the premise that this workload is what we are built to do. But, what happens when we start to fall apart? Compassion Fatigue Compassion fatigue syndrome is a feeling of chronic stress, emotional exhaustion and tension often felt by therapists, counselors and anyone in the helping professions. It is common for clinicians to develop this syndrome at some point in their careers, given their close work with those experiencing and hearing stories of abuse, death and trauma. Central to this syndrome is a clinicians’ inability to engage in a productive therapeutic relationship with a patient (van Mol et al., 2015). This

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