Françoise Mathieu – The Compassion Fatigue Workbook


SKU BK-006-AF Category

The Compassion Fatigue Workbook is a lifeline for any helping professional facing the physical and emotional exhaustion that can shadow work in the helping professions. Since 2001 the activities in this Workbook have helped thousands of helpers in the fields of healthcare, community mental health, correctional services, education, and the military. In addition to a comprehensive description of compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization, The Compassion Fatigue Workbook leads the reader through experiential activities designed to target specific areas in their personal and professional lives. It provides concrete strategies to help the reader develop a personalized plan for identifying and transforming compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization.

Topics covered include:

  • understanding compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • symptom checklist
  • targeting areas for strategic planning
  • understanding warning signs
  • assessing contributing factors
  • evaluating self-care
  • identifying triggers
  • solutions: personal, professional and organizational strategies

Product Details


Psychosocial Stress Series (Book 42)


180 pages


Routledge; 1 edition (December 22, 2011)







Product Dimensions:

8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches

  • This book has a lot of practical information on Compassion Fatigue. Francoise is a great writer and also an excellent presenter. I have seen her speak about compassion fatigue twice in Kingston and everyone agrees that she is a very dynamic and interesting speaker. The worksheets and information are exactly what I was looking for as I am developing an in-house crisis training workshop for our employees. Everyone in the social services field should read this, because even if you are not completely burnt out you will find things that you are doing everyday are negatively impacting your workplace culture.

    Julie Langan - August 2013