Join us for a series of 2 great trainings addressing competence & ethical care of ourselves, our colleagues, and our trainees!

Date: March 21, 2024 from 9am to 1pm CT

CE: 3.5 hour CE

Cost: $95 for full day registrationIndividual sessions priced as shown below

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Individual Sessions

Addressing Compassion Fatigue & Burnout Among Mental Health Trainees

Presenter: Dr. Rena Pazienza

Time: 9:00AM- 10:30AM CT

1.5 CE Hours

Individual Session Cost: $45

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Presenter Bio

Rena Pazienza, PhD, LMHC, specializes in working with compassion fatigue among mental health providers, healthcare workers, and first responders. She also treats trauma & PTSD, grief & loss, and works with suicide pre- and post-vention. Dr. Pazienza brings 8+ years of experience using evidence-based practices to support mental health in teens and adults in her clinical practice and has experience providing consultation, supervision, and training.

Dr. Pazienza’s work as lead clinician with a Mobile Crisis Assessment Team for 6 years and supervising others in this role, has deepened her understanding of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. She has published and presented on related topics and is a strong advocate for bolstering support among those in high-stress and trauma-exposed roles. With diverse experience across training settings, including college counseling, community mental health, the VAMC, and private psychiatric hospitals, Dr. Pazienza is passionate about promoting resilience and well-being within the mental health community.

Description and Learning Objectives

Exposure to vicarious trauma can be considered an inherent risk for all mental health practitioners, who often work long hours to serve the most vulnerable populations. The risk of vicarious traumatization, burnout and compassion fatigue is high. Doctoral-level psychology trainees are particularly susceptible, as they face vicarious traumatization while navigating the complex demands of graduate training, and often doing so for the first time. Juggling multiple roles, academic and clinical stressors, and frequent evaluation intensifies this risk.

This training targets supervisors, providing tools to identify, assess, and intervene to mitigate burnout and compassion fatigue among trainees, ultimately fostering resilience and bolstering trainee capacity for sustainable practice.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify signs of compassion fatigue and burnout among themselves and their supervisees.
  2. Select and utilize assessment tools to comprehensively understand experiences of compassion fatigue and burnout.
  3. Describe evidence-based strategies to mitigate compassion fatigue and burnout among mental health trainees.

Supervisor Competence: Communitarian Ethics and Our Responsibilities for Self- and Colleague-Care

Presenter: Dr. Rebecca Schwartz-Mette

Time: 11:00AM- 1:00PM CT

2 CE Hours

Individual Session Cost: $60

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Presenter Bio

Rebecca Schwartz-Mette, Ph.D., is nationally recognized for her contributions to scholarship in the areas of ethics and training, as well as NIMH-funded research on adolescent peer relationships and psychopathology. She is a licensed psychologist and an associate professor at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), where she trains and supervises doctoral students in research and clinical practice. Her research on professional practice focuses on ethics and competency in psychologists, with a particular focus on working with trainees with competence problems. Dr. Schwartz-Mette is a member of the APA’s Board of Educational Affairs’ Workgroup on Trainees with Problems of Professional Competence, past co-chair of the APA Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance (ACCA), and past chair of the APA Ethics Committee. She regularly provides consultation and workshops on the topic of competence and training.

Description and Learning Objectives

Competent supervisors exhibit the requisite knowledge, awareness, and skills within the unique professional competency of clinical supervision. Yet most supervisors have not received formal training in supervision and “learn on the job.” This workshop presents foundational information regarding competency-based supervision, and participants will learn best practices for assessing and improving supervisory competencies. The central roles of communitarian ethics, self-care, and colleague care will be highlighted throughout.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate the importance of competency-based clinical supervision.
  2. Identify best practices for assessing supervisory competence.
  3. Recognize the central roles of communitarian ethics, self-care, and colleague-care in building supervisory competence.
  4. Apply knowledge gained to generate practical strategies to develop, enhance, and maintain supervisory competence.

APA-approved CE Sponsor






Clover Educational Consulting Group is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Clover Educational Consulting Group maintains responsibility for this program and its content