Panel discussion with Dr. Kay Levine, Dr. Marjorie Kukor & Mr. Jim Adams at Maryhaven. The nature of the helping professions makes those in the field vulnerable to secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and/or burnout. Despite what is known about the effects of these conditions, many therapists become stressed, fatigued or burned out, potentially derailing a successful and satisfying practice or career. Self-care is essential, not just for one’s individual health, but for the health of our profession. This workshop looks at the issues and conditions that create challenges for self-care, identifies some of the challenges of addressing such issues and provides suggestions for mitigating the effects of secondary trauma and burnout. The workshop will address community resiliency and how mental health professionals can be supportive systemically when traumatic events occur in their own or other communities. Force Health Protection, which refers to efforts and services that support the mental and physical fitness of personnel or organizations, will also be discussed. Attendees will earn 3 CE. Register online.