Barbara has more than 25 years’ experience helping professionals survive and thrive their stressful jobs.
Barbara captivates audiences at healthcare and mental health care, victim services, and educational conferences across the country.
Barbara offers a composite of experience, research and practical application that promotes resilience in the face of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
With a humorous interactive teaching style, she delivers highly content-filled, interactive keynotes and trainings that are consistently top rated.
Barbara has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Community Health with a concentration in Thanatology, from Brooklyn College and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress.
Barbara is featured in an Emmy Award winning documentary, Fatal Mistakes, narrated by Mariette Hartley where she shares the story of her father’s suicide while pregnant with triplets.
Barbara is the author of But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping children and families after a suicide (2nd ed.) and the 30 hour continuing education course book for Nurses, Death, Dying and Bereavement: Providing compassion during a time of need (3rd ed.).
She is the co-author of the Compassion Fatigue: Vicarious trauma training curriculum for the Dept. of Justice: Office for Victims of Crime.
Barbara is a contributing writer in several books including Coaching for Results: Expert advice from 25 international coaches; Keys to a Good Life: Wisdom to unlock your power within; Thin Threads: Grief and renewal; and Fresh Grief: Inspirational storiesfrom opentohope.com.
Meeting planners consider Barbara easy to work with while planning the program and consistently ask her to come back for additional events.
Barbara Rubel's Bio
Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer on increasing self-awareness of skills and strengths that improve the ability to handle job burnout, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Barbara is the author of But I Didn't Say Goodbye: helping children and families after a suicide (2nd ed.) and the 30 hour continuing education course book for Nurses, Death, Dying, and Bereavement: providing compassion during a time of need (3rd ed.) sold through Western Schools. She is the co-author of the Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime Training Curriculum, Compassion Fatigue. She is a contributing writer in Coaching for Results: Expert Advice From 25 Top International Coaches; Keys to a Good Life: Wisdom to Unlock Your Power Within; Thin Threads: Grief and Renewal; and Fresh Grief. Barbara Rubel was featured in the Emmy award winning Documentary, Fatal Mistakes, narrated by Mariette Hartley. Barbara developed the Palette of Grief® Program to help clinicians understand how to help traumtically bereaved clients and patients. Barbara, a Certified Bereavement Specialist, was a hospice bereavement coordinator, bereavement group facilitator, and adjunct at Brooklyn College. Currently, she is a consultant with the Dept. of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. Barbara received a BS in Psychology and MA in Community Health with a concentration in thanatology from Brooklyn College. Ms. Rubel is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. She is a member of the Association for Death, Education and Counseling; American Association for Suicidology; and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.