(**THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE PRESENTED TWICE THE SAME DAY** Please note: this event page is for the 12:30pm-2:30pm lunch session in Tipp City - if you would prefer to attend the 6:30pm-8:30pm dinner session in Springboro - click here)
Managers, doctors and staff members are invited to join us as we learn how to identify and address the emotional challenges inherent to working in the veterinary industry. Dr. Sally Broder, an award winning psychologist, will work with participants to develop strategies to create healthier work environments for their teams - both psychologically and physically - and discuss how and when to intervene and possibly save someone’s life.
“Compassion fatigue is an occupational hazard of our work with animals, whether you are an animal control officer or kennel attendant in a small town or an internationally recognized veterinarian. Our work requires that we compassionately and effectively respond to the constant demand to be helping those who are suffering and in need.“
Without question, there are high levels of stress and distress that come from factors inherent to working in an animal care setting. Dr. Broder's workshop will focus on how to support our staff members and acknowledge the difficulties inherent in their work - and most importantly, what to do about it.
Goals for the workshop include:
- Identify the factors that make our profession uniquely difficult and stressful
- Identify the factors that are most salient to you
- Discuss what it can look like and feel like when staff members are impacted by these factors
- Discuss how to identify the signs and symptoms of emotional stress in people you work with and care about
- Discuss how and when to intervene and possibly save someone’s life
- Discuss how to take care of yourself to mitigate the taxing effects of your job so you can be more fully engaged to enjoy your chosen profession and retain or develop your resilience
Two Sessions Available: The workshop will be presented twice on Tuesday, January 24th. Both will cover the same material. The first session starts and 12:30pm in Tipp City and the second at 6:30pm in Springboro.
Lunch/Dinner: Catered meals will be provided at both sessions
Event Sponsor: Zoetis
CE Credits: 2 hours (OVMA approval pending)
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About Dr. Sally Broder:
Dr. Sally Broder, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with offices in San Francisco and Los Altos, California as well as Shelbyville, Kentucky. Her specialization areas are trauma and addictive disorders. In her work with trauma, she addresses grief and loss, including the loss of animals. She teaches patients about compassion fatigue and avoiding burnout due to continuous losses. She is a treating clinician for the National Football League Program for Substances of Abuse as well as the NBA Anti-Drug Program. She is the president of Chiron Concepts, Inc., a training firm that specializes in teaching law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals and others in difficult professions about mental health issues both in their clients and themselves. She is now also training veterinarians, shelter workers and animal control officers in Compassion Fatigue and related issues.
Dr. Broder was awarded Psychologist of the Year by the Santa Clara County Psychological Association in 2014 and given the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 by the same body. She has a lifetime passion for horses and rides and shows her two American Saddlebreds Blindsided and Realize.