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Overcoming Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Self-Care and Renewal

  • 14 Feb 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • DePelchin Children's Center, 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007
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Overcoming Compassion Fatigue and Burnout: Self-Care and Renewal

Join us for a Valentine's Day presentation on self-care to combat compassion fatigue and burnout. Our presenters will share their expertise via presentation, experiential exercises, and a professional panel to benefit both clinician and client alike.

Ashley Hamm, MEd, LPC, CCATP

Ashley Hamm is the owner of Hamm Counseling, a counseling practice in the Houston Heights focused on helping people change their relationship to stress and anxiety by changing their relationship to themselves through mindfulness and compassion based therapies. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, and a Registered Health Coach-Specialist. Ashley has advanced training and experience in several mindfulness-based therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. Ashley helps busy professionals learn how to slow down, let go of perfectionist standards, and build a kinder, more supportive internal voice.  Prior to opening her counseling practice, Ashley developed her counseling expertise in a variety of settings, including a psychiatric treatment center, hospital employee wellness program, eating disorder treatment center, and hospital emergency and intensive care settings.  These often high-stress environments taught Ashley the importance of recognizing burnout and prioritizing self-care, which she is passionate about sharing with others through workshops and speaking engagements.


  • Learn to recognize the signs of burnout and compassion fatigue in self and colleagues.
  • Utilize the trauma exposure response model to recognize the impact of secondary trauma on therapists and helping professionals.
  • Through experiential exercises from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy, identify supportive practices to promote self-care and reduce the impact of compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary trauma.

Panelists Include:

Priscilla Quiroz, M.Ed. - Edgewood Elementary, Spring Branch ISD

Priscilla Quiroz is a highly skilled Professional School Counselor with more than 20 years of experience in education. She is a Texas school certified administrator with a M.Ed. in School Counseling. She is recognized for her passion in making mental wellness a priority in the workplace.

As a school leader with fine tuning people skills, Priscilla empowers school professionals to live in their most authentic self. Understanding how fast and overwhelming life can be, she coaches educators to shift their mindset and dig deep into their soul to find their purpose. She believes through self-love and gratitude one is able to align career, work, and family that will lead into thriving relationships. Priscilla is a trainer of TRIBES Learning Community and utilizes the strategies to create a positive school and classroom environment amongst educators.

Priscilla is also trained on the founding principles of 7 Mindsets, Youth Mental Health First Aid, The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC), and the Stand Strong – Stay Safe with CHILD Builders. As a certified Triple P Counselor (Positive Parenting Program), she draws on social learning, cognitive behavioral, and developmental theory to address child behavioral and emotional problems by giving parents proven tools and skills to build stronger families. She continues to be on the Crisis Team on her campus with MANDT training background. During her free time, she enjoys laughing and building memories with her two young children, listening to podcasts, and learning about healing foods.

Kim Jones, LMFT, LPC - Center for Postpartum Family Health

Kim Jones, MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Houston, TX.  She received her Master of Arts degree in Family Therapy from the University of Houston, Clear Lake in 2013.  In individual psychotherapy and counseling, Kim helps people to work through a variety of presenting problems, including depression, anxiety, pregnancy and postpartum related issues, relationship difficulties, grief, trauma, and family of origin issues.  In her work with couples, Kim uses a combination of Emotion-Focused Couples Counseling and Gottman principles to work toward positive and lasting change.In addition to her work in private practice, Kim also also currently works as Associate Clinical Director at The Center for Postpartum Family Health. Kim does professional speaking in the Houston area on topics including self-care, addiction recovery, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and relationships.  She has been featured on Houston KHOU news, and has presented on the topic of relationship health after children at Postpartum Support International conferences.

Phil Landry, LPC - Modern Therapy

Phil Landry is a psychotherapist who specializes in helping men with mood, existential, and relationship concerns. He currently practices at Modern Therapy and has previously practiced at The Anxiety Disorder Clinic, Avenue 360, and The Council on Recovery. In addition to providing individual therapy to support men, he facilitates 12-week interpersonal process groups for men to help them deepen self-awareness, foster intimate, supportive relationships, and experience a reprieve from toxic isolation.

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