Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience
What you'll learn
- This is training for professional helpers to prevent compassion fatigue and other work-related stress disorders.
- This is a discussion of the elements of trauma informed care and supporting materials on the nature of how trauma/adversity can impact life and health throughout the lifespan.
Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience:
Prevention and Resolution of Burnout, Toxic Stress and Compassion Fatigue
CONSULTING SERVICES FOR RESILIENCE & LEADERSHIP
What you'll learn
Forward-Facing™ Professional Resilience is the result of 20+ years of research and development in the area of burnout and compassion fatigue prevention. We have published nine empirical peer-reviewed studies that have demonstrated the skills in this workshop lessen the stress-related effects of caregiving and service work. Additionally, these same skills—when implemented in a displaced approach—enhance well-being, performance and professional quality of life. This course provides the participant with training in each of the five (5) resilience skills for the prevention and resolution of work-related stress while, simultaneously, enhancing professional performance.
Anyone interested in learning how to lessen stress, improve resilience, enhance performance (cognitive and motor) and optimize personal/professional life is welcome to engage this course. There are no prerequisites.
Join Dr. Eric Gentry, LMHC in this workshop as he draws from the Accelerated Recovery Program for Compassion Fatigue and the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist training to provide an intensive one-day experiential training for professional helpers to prevent compassion fatigue and other work-related stress disorders. This course is an inoculation or vaccination against the potentially painful effects to caregivers working with troubled and traumatized populations. This training is also intended to produce an ameliorative effect upon the current compassion fatigue symptoms that participants may be experiencing. This training-as-treatment effect for this training has been published in several journals and is recognized as an effective treatment for the symptoms of compassion fatigue. The day is a potent alchemy of didactic information, experiential processing, and transformative techniques that assists the professional and/or volunteer care provider in resolving symptoms of compassion fatigue while, at once, developing resiliency skills and practices that prevent compassion fatigue symptoms in the future. Dr. Gentry has offered this training to over 100,000 satisfied professional and volunteer care providers in the U.S. and abroad.
1. Understand the history, causes, treatment and prevention of work-related stress for professional caregiver.
2. Identify the true causes of stress in personal and professional life.
3. Learn skills for successful self-regulation of anxiety, no matter the external context.
4. Develop knowledge and skills necessary to prevent the symptoms of work-related stress and fatigue through enhanced resiliency.
5. Utilization of self-regulations and perceptual maturation skills to significantly lessen the negative effects of work.
6. Development of a self-directed Professional Resiliency Plan that can be easily integrated into professional practice and personal life.
Credentialing: Participants who successfully complete this course are eligible to pursue credentialing as a Registered Forward-Facing® Practitioner.
This course is not available for NBCC credit.
Who this course is for:
- • Mental health, teachers, probation, courts, child-protective agencies, foster parents, faith leaders; HR professionals, leadership.
What is Forward>Facing®? Forward-Facing is a unique process for resolving our painful past while living a principle-based life here in the present. It is the marriage of science-based self-regulatory skills paired with resilient intentional living. Engaging these skills lowers stress symptoms while simultaneously enhancing quality of life and well-being. The skills are deceptively simple and easy to implement. Anyone can learn them in a short period of time…and then work the rest of our lives to master them. While Forward-Facing is a bona fide protocol for addressing and resolving traumatic stress, it is equally effective for developing stress-management, resilience and optimization skill for professionals, parents, couples, athletes and performers.
J. Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC, D.A.A.E.T.S. is the founder of the Forward>Facing® Institute. Dr. Gentry is a board-certified and internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. His doctorate is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley—a pioneer of these two fields. In 1997, he co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue—the world’s only evidence-based treatment protocol for compassion fatigue. Dr. Gentry was original faculty, curriculum designer and Associate Director of the Traumatology Institute at Florida State University. In 2001, he became the co-director and moved this institute to the University of South Florida where it became the International Traumatology Institute. In 2010, he began the International Association of Trauma Professionals. He has trained tens of thousands of professionals to more effectively treat traumatic stress. In 2005, Hogrefe and Huber published Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization and Recovery—a critically acclaimed text on the treatment of traumatic stress for which Dr. Gentry is a co-author. The third edition of this text was released in 2015. In 2016 He released his revolutionary Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy book. He is the author of numerous chapters, papers, and peer-reviewed journal articles in the areas of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. Dr. Gentry is a licensed psychotherapist with over 33 years of clinical practice. He is the CEO and owner of Compassion Unlimited-- a private psychotherapy, training, and consulting practice.