Heal The Healer 2020


"Compassion Fatigue is the emotional residue or strain of exposure to working with those suffering from the consequences of traumatic events. It differs from burn-out, but can co-exist."

89.7% of the U.S. population has lived through a traumatic event.

         Outcomes | Presenter  | Agenda Continuing Education


The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) and The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Psychiatry will host Heal the Healer at the Carol Joy Holling Conference and Retreat Center on Friday, March 13, 2020.

Heal the Healer is an all-day conference (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) focused on providing education and support to professionals in mental health, psychiatric nursing, and social work around the topics of compassion fatigue, self-care, and community care for resilience. Professionals will learn about compassion fatigue, work-related secondary trauma exposure, and resilience strategies.


Learning Outcomes:


Discuss the risks and prevention strategies related to compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress as it pertains to the professional role and personal health and well-being


Apply different tools and intervention practices for maintaining career sustainability and alleviating the impact after a critical incident


Describe an individualized plan of care including implementation plans for the community and work-life balance as derived from recovery practices and the restorative circle process


Conference Presenter: 

Taryn Hughes, Founding CEO of Forest Hughes & Associates 

Taryn Hughes is the founder of Forest Hughes & Associates and creator of The Compassion Fatigue RESET™ program. A pioneer in somatic trauma recovery, Ms. Hughes has supported groups and individuals in coping with or overcoming physical, emotional, and relational trauma for the past 15 years and now focuses her entire body of work on helping professionals remain resilient and protected in the work they love. Read More.


Heal the Healer - AGENDA 

8:30 am Registration and Coffee  
9:00 am Conference Session 1
"Getting to Know You & the Infinite/Finite "Pickle"
Taryn Hughes
10:15 am Break  
10:30 am Conference Session 2
"Resilience Tools, Flags & Rituals"
Taryn Hughes
12:00 pm Lunch Taryn Hughes
12:30 pm

Conference Session 3
"Self-Soothing Lab & Boundaries"

 Taryn Hughes
 1:55 pm Break  
2:05 pm

Conference Session 4
"Mapping Our Way Towards a Nourishing Future"

Taryn Hughes
3:00 pm Conference Adjourns  


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Credit Statements:

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is provided for 5.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria.

Course ID: 20CE033

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) through the joint providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (UNMC CON CNE) (provider) and Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN).

 This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Refunds will be granted if cancellation is received in writing before March 2, 2020. NO refunds will be honored after this date. A $35 processing fee will be assessed for insufficient funds.


For additional information about registration
contact Valeta Creason Wahl
For all other questions
contact Ann Kraft 
akraft@unmc.edu or 402.552.7638
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