J. Eric Gentry


8:30AM – 4:30PM PT
Evidence-Based Protocol for Prevention and Professional Resiliency

104 - Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional Training

Caring has its costs.

But helping others heal and regain productive lives is likely what led you to become a clinician in the first place.

So what happens when all the accumulated suffering and trauma that you have witnessed and the pain that you have experienced start to cause problems in your own personal and professional life?

Working with patients who suffer from trauma, pain, abuse, and depression can have negative effects on you, the caregiver—many of which are potentially debilitating. The pandemic and recent years have only heightened these visceral feelings and put more strain on clinicians.

It's because of this that Dr. J. Eric Gentry, an internationally recognized leader in the area of compassion fatigue, created a framework and a self-directed plan for reversing the effects of compassion fatigue through professional resiliency. Within this training, you will take home evidence-based compassion resiliency and prevention skills drawn from the Accelerated Recovery Program for Compassion Fatigue. Learn self-regulation—practical skills that are critical to your being maximally effective with your patients and improving treatment outcomes.

Best of all, upon completion of this live training, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of compassion fatigue. *Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/CCFP for details.

Let Dr. Gentry show you how to recapture your sense of mission, purpose, hope, and joy in your career helping others.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize the causes, effects, treatments, and prevention of compassion fatigue that include burnout, secondary traumatic stress, & caregiver stress.
  2. Explain how compassion fatigue erodes professional resiliency.
  3. Implement skills for successful self-regulation.
  4. Demonstrate an increased capacity to remain comfortable and maximally effective regardless of external demands.
  5. Develop a personalized professional moral compass for the starting point for professional maturation and resiliency.
  6. Implement simple powerful strategies to prevent the symptoms of compassion fatigue.


Internationally recognized on traumatic stress and compassion fatigue

J. Eric Gentry, PhD, LMHC, DAAETS, FAAETS, CCTP, is an internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of traumatic stress and compassion fatigue. His Ph.D. is from Florida State University where he studied with Professor Charles Figley–a pioneer in these two fields. In 1997, he co-developed the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue - the world's only evidence-based treatment protocol for compassion fatigue. In 1998, he introduced the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training and Compassion Fatigue Prevention & Resiliency Training. These two trainings have demonstrated treatment effectiveness for the symptoms of compassion fatigue, and he published these effects in several journals. He has trained over 100,000 health professionals over the past 20 years.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. J. Eric Gentry maintains a private practice. He is the owner and President of Forward-Facing Institute, LLC., the CEO of Compassion Unlimited, and the co-director of Community Crisis Support Team. Dr. Gentry has employment relationships with the University of South Florida State, the Florida State University, the Florida Center for Theological Studies, the Argosy University, and the Webster University. Dr. Gentry is a consultant and receives compensation. He is a published author and receives royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium, book royalties, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. J. Eric Gentry is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and others. For a complete list, please contact info@pesi.com.