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Calming the Chaos:
Clinical and Pastoral Responses in Traumatic Times

March 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Annual Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care Conference

March 2, 2018
Fordham University at Lincoln Center
New York, New York

Description of Education Program
The cost of trauma work has long been recognized in the industry. Exposure to traumatic experiences and stories, physically demanding hours, inadequate supervision and personal stressors may result in burnout syndrome, compassion fatigue or vicarious traumatization (Figley, 2015). Furthermore, ethical conflicts may arise contributing to moral distress (Mathieu, 2012). Research indicates that there are resiliency factors that mediate the experience of compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization. Of interest, engaging in nature appears to promote growth and healing and contributes to the development of biopsychosocial spiritual resiliency factors (Berger, 2016; Berger & Lahad, 2010). Join Dr. Fisher and Rev Matt Crebbin as they explores the cost of caring and discusses a nature-based resiliency model that promotes health and overall wellness.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Differentiate between compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization.
  2. Define moral distress and describe how it inform compassion fatigue?
  3. Articulate the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and spiritual manifestations of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue.
  4. Identify at least one Wellness Model.
  5. Craft a mindfulness and nature-based resiliency care plan.

Conference Program

9:30 – 9:45am Registration
9:45 – 10:00am Dean’s Welcome
10:00 – 11:30am Rev Matt Crebbin, Pastor, Newtown, CT
12:15 – 1:15pm Dr. Cheryl Fisher, Fordham University Adjunct Professor
1:30 – 2:30pm Panel Discussion / Q&A with Rev Crebbin and Dr. Fisher

441 E. Fordham Road | Keating Hall, Room 303 | Bronx, NY 10458 | Phone: 718-817-4800 | Fax: 718-817-3352


March 2, 2018
9:30 am - 2:30 pm