Online Workshop – Compassion Fatigue

  • Certification: IICP will issue a CPD Certificate of Attendance. CPD: 6 hours

  • QQI: N/A

  • Cost: €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)

    • NOTE: Summer Series Special Offer – Book any two workshops and get a third free (cannot be used in conjunction with alumni discount)
  • Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

  • Date: Saturday, 8 August 2020

  • Apply: This course is now complete.


This one day online workshop will help you understand and recognise the signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue and invite you to explore how to develop strategies for nurturing self – care and maintaining your connection with your compassionate self.

Course Content

Most people who are drawn to working in the caring professions are motivated by their strong compassion and deep empathy. In fact only truly compassionate people run the risk of experiencing Compassion Fatigue. Usually these people have a history of putting others before themselves and may neglect to commit to their own self- care.

Also known as secondary traumatic stress (STS), Compassion Fatigue involves a gradual decrease in compassion over time and gives rise to a range of distressing symptoms at a professional and personal level. If you are giving more compassion than you are receiving inevitably you start to run on empty.


  • Saturday 8 August 2020, 9:30am – 4:30pm

Who Should Apply:

  • This course is suited for those working in the area of mental health and indeed those who wish to learn more about the subject area.


  • The college will issue a certificate of attendance to those who take this workshop
  • CPD: 6 hours


  • €95.00 (15% Discount for IICP Students/ Alumni and VCS Counsellors)
  • This course is part of IICP’s Summer Series and eligible for our 3 for 2 offer so book any two summer series workshops and get a third one free!

    • Note: The discount for IICP Students / Alumni and VCS Counsellors cannot be used in conjunction with the 3 for 2 offer.


  • This workshop will take place online, using a software called Zoom. Participants will be sent a link to join the online platform before the course commences.

This course is now complete.

Dr. Linda Finnegan and Christy Kenneally
Dr. Linda Finnegan and Christy KenneallyCompassion Fatigue Workshop
Linda is a Principal Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with many years’ experience working in adult mental health and specifically working with individuals and groups bereaved by suicide. She is also co-author with Christy of ‘Say Yes to Life’; Discover your Pathways to Happiness and Well-Being. Christy is an award-winning writer, poet broadcaster and communications consultant. He
is well known internationally for his training work in the area of bereavement and loss and for his bestselling publication on grief ‘Life After Loss’.