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Friday, January 27, 2023

Forward-Facing® Professional Resilience Training

Time: 9am-5pm (Program)

Location: Live Webinar

Credits: 6.5 CEUs (NYS LMSW/LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, Psychologists)

Instructor: J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAET 

Cost: $159 Individual, $99 Early Bird (register by 1/10/23), $89 Super Saver (register by 11/7/22),

$89 5+ Group (same organization), $50 Grad Students


This workshop draws from the Accelerated Recovery Program for Compassion Fatigue (ARP) and the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training to provide an intensive one-day experiential training for professional helpers to prevent compassion fatigue and other work-related stress disorders. 

Over 20 years of research and development on compassion fatigue prevention and treatment have been synthesized and curated for the participants of this workshop. This training is also intended to produce an ameliorative effect upon the current compassion fatigue symptoms that participants may be experiencing. The effectiveness of this training-as-treatment workshop for ameliorating compassion fatigue symptoms and enhancing professional quality of life has been published in 18 separate peer-reviewed journal articles and is recognized as an effective treatment for the symptoms of compassion fatigue.

The day is a potent alchemy of didactic information, experiential processing, and transformative techniques that assists the professional and/or volunteer care provider in resolving symptoms of compassion fatigue while, at once, developing resiliency skills and practices that prevent compassion fatigue symptoms in the future. Dr. Gentry has offered this training to well over 100,000 satisfied professional and volunteer care providers in the US and abroad.


1.Understand the history, causes, treatment and prevention of compassion fatigue, burnout, secondary traumatic stress, caregiver stress, countertransference, and vicarious traumatization;

2.Identify the true causes of stress in personal and professional life;

3.Learn skills for successful self-regulation of anxiety—ability to maintain parasympathetic dominance regardless of personal or professional context;

4.Develop knowledge and skills necessary to prevent the symptoms of compassion fatigue through enhanced resiliency;

5.Understand importance of other resilience skills—intentionality, perceptual maturation, connection & support, self-care & revitalization—in developing the capacity to work in toxic environments without developing symptoms;

6.Development of a 5-point self-directed Professional Resiliency Plan that can be easily integrated into professional practice and personal life.


J. Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC is an internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of compassion fatigue. His PhD is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley, who wrote Compassion Fatigue: Coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder in Those Who Treat the Traumatized in 1995. In 1997, under Dr. Figley’s direction, Gentry developed the Accelerated Recovery Program for Compassion Fatigue with Anna Baranowsky, Ph.D., and Kathleen Dunning. The ARP has demonstrated powerful effectiveness for treating the symptoms of compassion fatigue. In 1998, Gentry and Baranowsky introduced the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training and have trained thousands of professionals towards this designation since that time. Gentry has worked with hundreds of professional caregivers from Oklahoma City, New York City, and the state of Florida following their work with disaster survivors. He has published many research articles, book chapters, and periodicals on the topic of compassion fatigue treatment and resiliency. In 2020, with co-author Jim Dietz, MD, Dr. Gentry published Forward-Facing Professional Resilience: Prevention and Resolution of Burnout, Toxic Stress & Compassion Fatigue. Dr. Gentry draws equally from his scientific study and from his rich history of 40 years as a professional therapist to provide this training. His commitment to his mission to serve caregivers helping them to become ever more effective while minimizing the negative effects of our work is evident throughout this training. 

You will be challenged, inspired, and uplifted by Dr. Gentry and this unique training experience.

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At Counseling Services of Long Island, our goal is to help you stay updated with the latest research, theories, and techniques in the industry.

Enroll now and join an elite group of your peers.

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