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    • Friday, September 29, 2017
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    • 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Dr. Vanessa Rohlf

    CEUs: PPAB 1.5, CCPDT 1.5, IAABC 1.5


    Have you ever felt angry, irritable or sad because of the work that you do?  Have you ever questioned whether it’s all worthwhile? Or do you feel completely satisfied by your work yet emotionally and physically exhausted by it at the same time? You might be experiencing the signs of compassion fatigue. (secondary trauma and burnout).

    Animal care professionals may be particularly at risk because of their dual role of caring for both animals and their owners. Stressful interactions with the public, exposure to trauma and coping with the loss of animals through accidents, illness or euthanasia all contribute to compassion fatigue.

    This seminar is intended to help individuals recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and identify evidence based strategies to prevent and manage the condition.

    Objectives

    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue 
    • Learn evidence based tools to manage and prevent compassion fatigue

    About The Presenter



    Dr. Vanessa Rohlf is a consultant and educator specializing in compassion fatigue and stress management within the animal industry, dedicated to helping animal care professionals and organizations manage and overcome stress and physical and mental exhaustion.

    Dr. Rohlf’s formal qualifications, a PhD with a specialization in psychology and a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in psychology, combined with her work experience as a veterinary nurse and animal welfare researcher, has helped her fine tune her knowledge and skills in developing ways to support those who dedicate their lives to animals in need.

    Dr. Rohlf is an experienced lecturer and public speaker. She has lectured and tutored for over 7 years and has presented her research at international and national conferences.
    • Saturday, February 03, 2018
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    • 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by Dr. Vanessa Rohlf

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1

    Companion animals occupy an important role in our lives. They are our friends, our confidants and cherished members of the family. They provide unconditional love and support. They never judge and are always happy to see us when we come home. It's no surprise then that the death of a companion animal can be just as profound and devastating as the loss of a human significant other.

    Animal care professionals and trainers are in the privileged position of working with these special animals and, while this can be an extremely rewarding role, it can also mean that professionals are also exposed to grief and loss when these animals die.

    This seminar is designed to give trainers and animal care professionals information on current theories and findings relevant to animal bereavement. Attendees will also be offered practical tools for self-care and strategies to support clients, friends and family members who may be experiencing companion animal bereavement.

    In this webinar attendees will:

    1. Appreciate the significance of animal bereavement

    2. Be able to describe common grief reactions

    3. Recognize types of grief including disenfranchised, anticipatory and complicated grief

    4. Learn strategies for self-care and ways of coping

    5. Learn how to support others through grief


    Your Presenter

                  

    Dr. Vanessa Rohlf

    Dr. Vanessa Rohlf is a compassion fatigue consultant and educator for the animal industries. Vanessa provides evidence-based workshops, seminars, and consultations in mindfulness, stress management, bereavement and compassion fatigue.

    She is a member of the Anthrozoology Research Group, has her Ph.D. with a specialisation in psychology and has worked in the animal industry for over 13 years where her roles varied from veterinary nurse to animal welfare researcher. Vanessa is an experienced lecturer and public speaker. She has lectured and tutored psychology and human behaviour for over 6 years and presents at international and national conferences.




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