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The Psychology of Compassion Fatigue - Francoise Mathieu


Having compassion and being a shoulder to lean on takes a lot of energy and can result in helping professionals needing a lot of help themselves. Zac sit's down with Psychotherapist Francoise Mathieu to tackle the somewhat recent field of compassion fatigue and why it's so vital for helping professionals, first responders, military personnel, and more.


About Our Guest

Francoise Mathieu, M.Ed., RP., CCC.
Compassion Fatigue Specialist
Executive Director, TEND.

Francoise is the executive director of TEND, whose aim is to offer consulting and training to professionals on topics related to secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout, self-care, wellness and organizational health.

She is a Registered Psychotherapist and a subject matter expert on topics related to compassion fatigue and secondary trauma. Her experience stems from over 20 years as a mental health professional, working as a crisis counsellor and trauma specialist in university counselling, military, law enforcement and other community mental health environments.

Since 2001, Francoise has given hundreds of seminars on compassion fatigue and secondary trauma across North America to thousands of professionals in the fields of health care, mental health, law enforcement, the criminal justice system, military, human trafficking, child welfare and other similar high-stress, trauma-exposed professions. She has presented to members of St Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, the LAPD, Mount Sinai Hospital, The Chief Coroner’s Office of Ontario, and many other agencies who do high stress trauma exposed work.

Francoise is one of the founding members of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium and the author of The Compassion Fatigue Workbook, published by Routledge in 2012, as well as several articles and publications.

Connect with Francoise

Web - www.tendacademy.ca

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tendacademy/

Online Courses:

Compassion Fatigue - https://www.tendacademy.ca/product/compassion-fatigue-101-course/

Staying Grounded in Stressful Work - https://www.tendacademy.ca/product/wtf-strategies-to-keep-helping-professionals-grounded-and-centered/


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by Zac Rhodenizer