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Jan 3, 2019
Walking the Talk on Self-Care: Understanding Compassion Fatigue Modules 1-5
Facilitated by Dr. Easter Yassa

Walking the Talk on Self-care: Understanding Compassion Fatigue

Modules 1-5


Presented by Dr. Easter Yassa, R. Psych


*Register for individual modules ($40 each) or the entire 5 module course for a discounted rate*




The intense, often isolated nature of therapy work, in which we are exposed to sometimes disturbing or heart wrenching details can lead to the occupational hazard of compassion fatigue. Unfortunately, once this happens we may experience impaired clinical judgement and questionable ethical choices. This compassionate course is designed to help psychologists learn about compassion fatigue and whether it is impacting them and/or their clients. A plan to begin to recover is introduced, and psychologists are guided to create a preventative self-care plan to minimize reoccurrence in the future.


Intended Audience

Psychologists, provisional psychologists, and graduate students


Learning Objectives


Friday 11 January 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Module 1: You will complete the first module of this training with an understanding of what is compassion fatigue and the ability to identify the costs of caring in our profession.


Friday 25 January 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Module 2: You will complete the second module of this training with the ability to identify what makes compassion fatigue different than vicarious trauma or burnout.


Friday 08 February 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Module 3: You will complete the third module of this training with the ability to assess compassion fatigue in oneself and one’s clients.


Friday 22 February 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Module 4: You will complete the fourth module in this training with the ability to identify and understand the steps involved in recovery from compassion fatigue.


Friday 08 March 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Module 5: You will complete the fifth module with the ability to develop a preventative self-care plan to minimize the occurrence of compassion fatigue and commit to the implementation of it.


Program Format

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • One hour presentation with 30 minutes of personal engagement



Webinars are live online. PAA does not record or keep the webinar content.




  Dr. Easter Yassa received her Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta and is a Registered Psychologist practicing in Calgary, Alberta with over 15 years of counselling experience. Dr. Yassa has experience providing therapy diverse clients in a range of clinical settings including outpatient hospital services, university student counselling clinics, and non-profit organizations, as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in a university setting. Currently in her private practice, Dr. Yassa provides counselling services to adults and seniors, individually, as couples, and in group therapy. Dr. Yassa specializes in compassion fatigue, anxiety, self- trust, and infertility, along with a variety of other mental health challenges. Dr. Yassa can be reached via




The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. This workshop is offered for a specified set of hours of CE Credit. Full attendance in the webinar is required to receive Continuing Education Credits. Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude awarding of Continuing Education Credits.  PAA maintains responsibility for the CEC program.



Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by writing to the PAA office. Cancellations received fourteen (14) days prior to the Continuing Education activity will receive a full refund of the registration fee, less a $25.00 + gst processing fee. PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided.


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