Compassion Fatigue Resiliency
Classes & Consultants

Certifications and Classes

Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional

  • Eligible to licensed helping professionals. Requires a minimum of 6 hours of continuing education in specific compassion and resiliency topics.
  • To remain certified, you must renew each year by maintaining 6 hours of CE credits in CF, self-care, mindfulness, or meditation focused education.
  • Price: $99 + yearly renewal fee to retain certification

Emotional CPR (eCPR)

  • An educational program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis by three simple steps: C = Connecting P =emPowering, and R = Revitalizing. The Connecting process of eCPR involves deepening listening skills, practicing presence, and creating a sense of safety for the person experiencing a crisis. The emPowering process helps people better understand how to feel empowered themselves as well as to assist others to feel more hopeful and engaged in life. In the Revitalizating process, people re-engage in relationships with their loved ones or their support system, and they resume or begin routines that support health and wellness which reinforces the person’s sense of mastery and accomplishment, further energizing the healing process.
  • eCPR is based on the principles found to be shared by a number of support approaches: trauma-informed care, counseling after disasters, peer support to avoid continuing emotional despair, emotional intelligence, suicide prevention, and cultural attunement. It was developed with input from a diverse cadre of recognized leaders from across the U.S., who themselves have learned how to recover and grow from emotional crises. They have wisdom by the grace of first-hand experience.
  • Price: Donation


Euthanasia methods and how to support caregivers

  • Presenters: Dr. Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, Ph.D., DABVT, DABT & Anneke Keizer, LATg, CCFP
  • In this two-part webinar learn about various non-inhalant euthanasia methods and the importance of supporting caregivers who perform euthanasia and other difficult tasks. Part one: Non-inhalant euthanasia methods use chemical agents introduced to the body by means other than through the respiratory tract. Learn about various routes of administration and how to determine which chemical agent and route is appropriate. Discover how periodic shortages of injectable agents may require the use of alternative dosing and euthanasia compounds. Part two: Compassion fatigue can occur when we become so focused on the health and wellbeing of our animal patients that our own wellbeing falls to the wayside. Team members who perform euthanasia and other difficult tasks on a regular basis are especially prone to compassion fatigue. Learn about the importance of developing a customized program that supports team members’ wellbeing while addressing the unique needs of your facility.
  • CE Credits: 1.00
  • General Price: $25 
  • AVMA Member Price: Free


If your institution is looking for professional help with compassion fatigue, the below individuals offer a variety of services such as needs assessments, workshops, and group discussions. They can provide personalized recommendations, management, and accountability with your program.

Dr. Heather Hersh is a licensed clinical psychologist, Ivy League professor, and public educator. Heather brings warmth, compassion, and wisdom to help people move forward in their lives. She has extensive experience with people from all walks of life, socioeconomic backgrounds, careers, cultures and religion, ages, genders, and sexual identities.

Heather passionately supports the well-being of laboratory animal professionals. She provides a safe, nurturing space in which individuals and groups can identify the factors that are causing distress and less-optimal lives. She then teaches pragmatic skills and tools that allow them to thrive and to live optimally.

Heather offers webinars on topics such as Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, Stress Management, Work-Life Balance, Mindfulness for Real Life, Imposter Syndrome, Effective Communication, Resilience & Having a Growth Mindset, Move Your Body – Rest Your Body, Self-Compassion, and Emotional Intelligence.

Contact her for pricing. Find out more about Heather’s offerings on her website

Anneke Keizer is the co-owner and founder of CopePlus, a small company specializing in setting up Compassion Fatigue Support Programs for professionals working with laboratory animals.

In the course of a diverse 36-year career in all aspect of Laboratory Animal Science, Anneke has proven to be a skilled manager, with a deep understanding of the needs and problems laboratory animal professionals face each day. Prior to starting CopePlus, Anneke was associate director of Laboratory Animal Resources at Princeton University, responsible for daily operations of the animal facility in the department of psychology.  Before that, she was associate director, Laboratory Animal Resources at Merck & Co.

Anneke holds a Bachelor of Laboratory Animal Science degree and a Master of Business Administration (Labor Relations) degree.  She is LATg certified, is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional (CCFP) and an ILAM graduate.

Anneke does not charge any speaking or consulting fee. Institutions only need to pay for all travel spaces.

Find out more in the CopePlus Brochure.

Julie Squires is a Compassion Fatigue Specialist and Certified Life Coach who brings a unique perspective and approach to support the sustained energy and passion of those that work with and for animals in the emotionally challenging fields of veterinary medicine, animal welfare, lab animal research, animal advocacy and conservation/environmentalism. She does this in a very distinct way, by empowering them to help themselves through easy-to-implement yet powerful tools that allow them to see that they have much more control over their emotional lives than they realize. 

Julie offers webinars on topics such as: How to Feel Better: The Power of Mindset, Radical Self-Care for Radical Time, Managing Stress and Anxiety During a Pandemic, Overcoming Burnout, The Last Mile Is Always the Hardest: Finding Meaning and Motivation to Carry You Through, Going Beyond Compassion Fatigue, Creating Great Work Relationships, How Being Judgmental of Self and Others Harms Us, Creating and Enforcing Boundaries, When Clients Bite: Dealing with Difficult Clients, and Putting The “Well” In Wellbeing.

Contact her for pricing. Find out more about Julie’s offerings on her website.