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Caring the Right Amount: Techniques for Compassionate Detachment

Event Date May 20, 2021 12:00 pm
Event End Date May 20, 2021 1:00 pm
Registration Start Date Mar 11, 2021
Capacity 100
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Cut off date May 20, 2021 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free
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Caring the Right Amount: Techniques for Compassionate Detachment


Compassion fatigue is a constantly looming hazard in the veterinary and social work fields, and especially in end-of-life care. Over time, we may vacillate between feeling more or less sensitive to our clients’ experience of loss. Our client-facing work requires us to empathize daily and it can begin to be difficult to separate our own experience from our clients’. This talk will focus on compassionate detachment as a technique for managing sensitization to loss. We will discuss how to support clients without taking responsibility for their decisions, and how to detach enough to maintain healthy boundaries so that we can sustain our work long-term.

This webinar is worth 1 CE credit.



Dr. Rebecca McComas

DVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Rebecca McComas is the founder of MN Pets. She’s been a vet for more than twenty years in MN and has practiced in emergency clinics, small animal hospitals and at the U of MN, teaching veterinary students.

Kristi Lehman


Kristi, MSW, LISW (Licensed Independent Social Worker) joined MN Pets in 2013. She uses her knowledge of the human-animal bond, pet loss, and organizational development to help clients and the MN Pets team navigate end-of-life situations.

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