Resilience and Compassion Fatigue

  • Thu, March 19, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Old Spaghetti Factory in Rancho Mirage


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Desert CAMFT presents:

Resilience and Compassion Fatigue

(for Therapist Self-Care)


Dan Totaro, MA, LMFT


March 19

6:00 - 8:00 PM


the old spaghetti factory

71-743 Hwy 111 and Rancho Las Palmas

(across from The River)

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Dinner Included


Clinical and Associate Members    $20

Pre-Licensed Members                Free

Guests                                       $25

This presentation reviews a wide array of information and skills to help therapists build resiliency against the potentially detrimental impact of our work. We as therapists can become so focused on the needs of those we serve that we forget to take time out for themselves and to find balance within the workday and within our lives.  Unlike burnout, the impact of compassion fatigue can often be subtle and gradual. However, the results can be just as harmful to our professional and personal lives. Participants will explore effective strategies for coping with compassion fatigue as well as for developing professional and personal resilience.


1. To understand the concepts of compassion                 fatigue and resilience

2. How to build and maintain resilience

3. Identifying and overcoming roadblocks to                   developing and maintaining resilience

Dan Totaro, MA, LMFT 

Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator

Dan Totaro has 40 years of experience in the chemical dependency and mental health fields. He holds a Masters Degree and has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapy since 1981. Over his career Dan has been fortunate to hold a variety of positions within the profession including: Executive Director of a community based outpatient program, Program Director for a hospital based co-occurring disorders treatment program, Private practice Marriage and Family Therapist and Outreach Manager for a national chemical dependency treatment provider. Dan has provided trainings and lectures for School Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Healthcare professionals, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, parent groups, Medical professionals, Lawyers, Law Enforcement personnel, Marketing and Outreach professionals.    


Desert Chapter — California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (DESERT-CAMFT)
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