By: Lisa Hacker, MSW, APSW Course Description: Increasingly evident, stress and compassion fatigue are high among veterinary emergency and critical care providers. This course will review the sources of strain experienced
By: Lisa Hacker, MSW, APSW
Increasingly evident, stress and compassion fatigue are high among veterinary emergency and critical care providers. This course will review the sources of strain experienced by the profession, and primarily focus on brief, cognitive coping techniques that can be actively used during a shift, as well as afterwards, to promote emotional wellness.
- Define emotional wellness and how that could look for you
- Review causes of distress amongst emergency and critical care professionals
- Discuss 4-5 cognitive coping strategies and why they are effective
- Identify 1-2 techniques reviewed that are best fitted for you, and commit to putting them into practice
Lisa is a licensed, Advanced Practice Social Worker (APSW) in the State of Wisconsin. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2009. Lisa’s post-graduate experience has been in pediatric, medical social work as well as veterinary social work since 2018. She is the 2014 recipient of the Milwaukee BizTimes “Health Care Hero” award for her work with the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Currently, Lisa is the Social Work Program Manager for BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospitals in the Milwaukee Market, which was featured in the June 2020 edition of the JAVMA. She also established and manages a training program for MSW students for three area universities. Additionally, Lisa is working on her Grief Support Specialist Certification at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a contributor to the forthcoming volume The Comprehensive Guide to Interdisciplinary Veterinary Social Work. At home, Lisa’s pack includes her spouse, a 12-year-old black lab, a 4-year-old golden retriever, and a 7-month-old chocolate lab.
(Monday) 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST