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Compassion Training for the AOD sector (Workshop #2)

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Compassion Training for the AOD sector Presenter: Debbie Ling Wednesday 18th March 2020 Training Room 1

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Professional Development Training - Workshop #02

Compassion Training for the AOD sector - Presenter: Debbie Ling

Wednesday 18th March 2020 - 9:30am - 12:30pm

Compassion is a relatively new area of research, largely driven by fMRI studies showing that compassion is a positive state of mind and associated with feelings of warmth, concern, reward and affiliation. Compassion and empathy are now known to have different neural pathways. Although most healthcare workers have been trained to have empathy, empathy can accidentally turn into empathic distress, which is personal distress. This happens when a worker overidentifies with the suffering of another or becomes distressed by the other’s suffering. The term “compassion fatigue” is now considered to actually be “empathic distress fatigue”. It is important for healthcare workers to have training in compassion so they can learn to avoid empathic distress.

The perception of common humanity has been proposed as a prerequisite for compassion and training in common humanity helps healthcare workers have compassion towards anyone else. Compassion training programs have been developed in the USA, the two main ones being the Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training program and the Emory Cognitively Based Compassion training program. This half day compassion training program focuses on the core components of the Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training program.

Objectives:

  • To learn about the latest research on compassion
  • Understand the difference between compassion, empathy, pity and sympathy
  • Learn strategies to enhance compassion and avoid empathic distress
  • Strengthen the perception of common humanity which boosts worker wellbeing and assists in sustaining a compassionate stance in day-to-day work
  • Learn strategies for managing when compassion is challenged

Debbie Ling is a lecturer in the Department of Social Work, Monash University. She has just completed her PhD investigating the relationship between the perception of common humanity and compassion in healthcare workers. Her research involved undertaking a pre/post intervention showing common humanity scenarios to healthcare workers and investigating the impact of this on their level of compassion. Debbie also trialled and evaluated a single session compassion training intervention which has attracted worldwide interest. Debbie has been through the Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training program and sits on the Australian Compassion Council, Charter for Compassion.

Who should register: people who work in the Alcohol and Other Drug sector and/or allied health professionals who work with clients with Alcohol and Other drug problems.

Cost: $110 (payable by credit card only)

Getting to Turning Point:

Turning Point is located at 110 Church Street, on the corner of Church Street and Tweedie Place. Entrance is via the front of the building, to the right of the Skoda car dealership. Please take the lift to the first floor and visit reception.

Public transport:

  • Tram 78 on Church Street
  • Tram 109 on Victoria Parade (about a 5 min walk to 110 Church Street)
  • Tram 75 on Bridge Rd (about a 7 min walk to 110 Church Street)

Car parking:

There is very limited 2 hour street parking available in the area. All day parking is available in:

  1. Shelley Street, Richmond (between Butler and Elizabeth Streets) -about 1km walk to Church St (about $10/day).
  2. 459 Church Street, Richmond http://www.carepark.com.au/find-a-care-park/459- church-street-richmond/ (about $16/day). About a 20 min walk or catch the No 78 tram which leaves from stop 55 (Adelaide St). Alight at Tweedie Pl/Church Street (Stop 63).

Cancellation policy: If your circumstances change and you no longer can attend this event after you have registered please email tp@turningpoint.org.au no later than one (1) week prior to the event to cancel and/or be issued with a full refund. A refund will not be issued if notification has not been received within this time frame and you will be required to pay for the event.

Enquiries: If you have enquiries regarding registration please contact student administration on (03) 8413 8700

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