Free NAADAC Webinar

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 

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*Please note that the recorded video has some brief audio problems, starting at the 10 minute mark.  The problems last for only two minutes or so.


This webinar will define and distinguish health-risks commonly experienced by helping professionals, specifically burnout and compassion fatigue. The webinar will emphasize both risk factors and protective factors for these stressors within individuals and organizations, and will provide a means to assess one’s personal vulnerability to these. 

Learning Objectives
  • Define, recognize and distinguish the professional health-risks of compassion fatigue and burnout.
  • Understand the most common risk factors for the development of compassion fatigue and burnout (CFBT) among helping professionals, and assess one’s personal level of risk.
  • Describe the elements of an effective approach to recovery from compassion fatigue and burnout (CFBT).
  • Understand and cultivate a variety of research-supported protective factors against CFBT within ourselves, and within our work settings.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, pass the CE quiz, and complete the online survey evaluation.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available in your account in the NAADAC Education Center to download and print. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to access your CE quiz and download your CE certificate.

Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.
This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.



Bob Phillips, DBH, LADAC, LMSW, is Coordinator of Human Services and Addiction Studies at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell. With 35 years of experience, Bob serves as clinician, educator, trainer, and consultant in the fields of addictions treatment and the integration of behavioral health into primary medical care. Bob’s research and clinical interests include program evaluation, youth risk and resiliency, and occupational health including risk and protective factors for burnout and compassion fatigue. In addition, he has served and led the human service professions at local, state, and national levels and organizations, including NAADAC (as the Southwest Regional Vice-President 1995-1997), the New Mexico Addictions Education Network, the International Coalition of Substance Abuse Educators, and the National Association of Doctors of Behavioral Health.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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