Course description

Compassion Fatigue has been called “the cost of caring” for helping professionals, and its effects can have lasting negative consequences on our health, wellbeing, and work performance. Those helpers who are exposed to others’ trauma and suffering and who work under stressful conditions are especially vulnerable to developing compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and moral distress. While there are structural elements to these problems, there are also practices that individuals can put into place to lower their risk, or to recover if they’ve already been affected. This course will teach practical strategies for self-reflection and self-care that will build participants’ resilience.

Course details

Hours: 10
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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This course is part of the following micro-credential(s):


Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022. Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery