Compassion Fatigue: From Awareness to Change

  • Fri, May 17, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Women's City Club of Pasadena: 160 N Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101


  • You are a licensed health/mental health professional AND a member of San Gabriel Valley CAMFT or the following CHAPTERS: IE, SFV, LA
  • You are a student, associate, or affiliate in the field of mental health care AND a member of San Gabriel Valley CAMFT.
  • You are a licensed mental health care professional, but not currently a member of San Gabriel Valley CAMFT, nor any neighboring chapter (IE, LA, OC, SFV).
  • You are a student, associate or affiliate in the field of mental health care, but not currently a member of San Gabriel Valley CAMFT, nor any neighboring chapter (IE, LA, OC, SFV).
  • You are a licensed health/mental health professional AND a member of a surrounding local Chapters (IE, OC, LA, SFV).

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Payment MUST be made at the time of registration.

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Chapter Meeting and Presentation
Lunch and Networking

Compassion Fatigue:
From Awareness to Change

Dain Kloner, PsyD

11:30 am-1:30 pm Friday May 17, 2019

160 N. Oakland, Pasadena, CA 91101
(Women's City Club of Pasadena)

1.5 Hours CEUs

Registration Fee Includes Luncheon Buffet

Program Description

According to, Compassion fatigue, also known as second-hand shock and secondary stress reaction, describes a type of stress that results from helping or wanting to help those who are traumatized or under significant emotional duress.


  1. Chronic physical and emotional exhaustion
  2. Depersonalization
  3. Feelings of inequity toward the therapeutic or caregiver relationship
  4. Irritability
  5. Feelings of self-contempt
  6. Difficulty sleeping
  7. Weight loss
  8. Headaches
  9. Poor job satisfaction

Although compassion fatigue is sometimes called burnout,  it is a slightly different concept. Unlike burnout, compassion fatigue is highly treatable and may be less predictable. The onset of compassion fatigue can be sudden, whereas burnout usually emerges over time. Additionally, severe cases of burnout sometimes require the person experiencing it to change jobs or occupations, but often measures can be taken to prevent or treat compassion fatigue before a change in work environment is required.

Compassion fatigue can be a precursor or a symptom of other stressors. Because therapists are trained to utilize compassion and empathy in order for therapy to be effective, they are particularly vulnerable to emotional stress and compassion fatigue. For therapists, compassion fatigue can have ethical and legal implications if left untreated, especially if they are providing therapeutic services that are not benefiting those under their care in therapy.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation participants will:

  • Understand the warning signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
  • Develop therapist self-care strategies to minimize negative impact while caring for others
  • Increase education and awareness about the impact of compassion fatigue on the mind and body
  • Create an action plan to prevent and/or manage the development of compassion fatigue

• Earn 1.5 CEUs •

About Dain Kloner

Dain Kloner, PsyD, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, dedicated to overall wellness and ways for individuals, couples, and families to find and maintain balance in their lives. Dr. Kloner has a full-time private practice in Sherman Oaks and teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University and Pacific Oaks College. Dr. Kloner’s work and experience with a variety of populations, including at-risk youth, teens, adolescents, and the indigent population led him to create a program to help caregivers, especially Marriage & Family Therapists and Social Workers, in finding balance. Dr. Kloner provides workshops for helping professionals and shares research from his doctoral dissertation titled, “To Be Our Best Self: A Training Program to Address Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in the Helping Professions.”

You can reach Dr. Kloner at

Dain Kloner, PsyD, LMFT #100681

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Meeting and Presentation Schedule

11:00 – 11:30 am: Check-in and Networking
11:30 – 11:50 am: Chapter Business and Announcements
11:50 – 1:30 pm: Feature Presentation

  • Luncheon buffet will be available from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
  • Breaks will be given at the discretion of the presenter
  • CEU Certificates will be available and distributed upon the completion of the presentation
  • Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • San Gabriel Valley Chapter of CAMFT (Provider # 60957) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.
  • San Gabriel Valley CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.” 

Access for Disabled Persons

The Women's City Club of Pasadena is ADA compliant, and the meeting and dining hall where the presentation will be held has a ramp leading to the entrance.

SGV-CAMFT Event Cancellation Policy

Registration is not complete until full payment has been received. Full payment of the registration guarantees you a seat/place at the event. Partial or incomplete payment does not guarantee you a seat/place unless it is paid for in full within 24 hours in advance of the scheduled event.

Refund Schedule

  • Forty-eight hours prior to the event:   100% refund
  • Twenty-four hours prior to the event:   50% refund
  • Day of event or no-show:                         0% refund

*if you have a medical, personal, family emergency, or other extenuating circumstances that prevent you from attending, and you have already registered (partially or fully), you may either request a refund, or apply your payment/deposit toward the next event.

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Note that circumstances beyond the control of the event organizers may necessitate substitutions, alterations, or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. Therefore, SGV-CAMFT reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speaker and/or topics if necessary. Any changes will be updated on the SGV-CAMFT website, and every effort will be made to notify you via email of any changes so that you may have the option to cancel or transfer your registration fee.


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