Keeping the Helper Healthy: How to Avoid the Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Effects of Compassion Fatigue and Burn Out

Keeping the Helper Healthy: How to Avoid the Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Effects of Compassion Fatigue and Burn Out

Dan Gray, LCSW, CSAT

This presentation will address the physical, emotional and relationship challenges for loved ones, therapists and clergy who are assisting those who are struggling with or are effected by compulsive and addictive behaviors. Results of surveys, studies and research on this subject will be presented. Practical coping strategies will be discussed as well as the importance of balanced life choices and personal spirituality.

Dan Gray, LCSW, CSAT is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in addictions counseling. He has a master’s degree in social work and is a CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist). He is also certified as an addictions counselor with the National Association of Forensic Counselors. He maintains a busy private practice, lecturing regularly and providing training and consultation to numerous civic, religious, and professional organizations throughout the country. He is the clinical director of the LifeSTAR Network program, which provides help for individuals and couples who are dealing with problems related to sexual addictions and compulsive behaviors. He has co-authored and edited 2 books: Confronting Pornography: A Guide to Prevention and Recovery for Individuals, Loved Ones, and Leaders and Discussing Pornography Problems with a Spouse: Confronting and Disclosing Secret Behaviors.

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