“One of my greatest joys is inspiring professionals
to handle burnout, compassion fatigue,
and vicarious trauma”

Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, DAAETS

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Barbara Rubel, keynote speaker and author, was accepted into Newsweek Expert Forum, an invitation-only community for pioneering thinkers and industry leaders.

Barbara Rubel was hand-selected to join the community based on her proven expertise in burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and loss in the workplace. As a member, Barbara was part of a curated network of thought leaders from a broad range of influential industries and professions who share unique insights and analysis with one another and publish thought-provoking content.

Scott Gerber, founder of Newsweek Expert Forum, says, “We are honored to accept Barbara Rubel into the Newsweek Expert Forum. When experts gather in curated, private settings, they can share advice and build trusted relationships that further their mutual success. Barbara brings important insights for leaders who want to create employee wellbeing and resilience to this community.”

From Empathic Distress to Compassion Satisfaction

Barbara Rubel is a leading authority on compassion fatigue, empathic distress, burnout, secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma.

 

Announcing the Winner of the GHP Mental Health Awards

Barbara Rubel – Vicarious Trauma Keynote Speaker

Essential Worker Mental Health Thought-Leader of the Year 2022

 

Why book speaker Barbara Rubel?

  • As a dynamic keynote speaker and trainer, Barbara motivates trauma-informed professionals to manage trauma-related employment stress and build their resilience.
  • Speaker Barbara Rubel provides actionable and doable takeaways for creating a vicarious trauma-informed workplace.
  • Barbara Rubel shares her successful strategies to manage empathic strain, compassion fatigue, burnout, secondary trauma and vicarious trauma through her keynotes and interactive workshops.
  • Barbara’s unique experience as a thanatologist, makes her a knowledgeable speaker about the impact of COVID, loss and turnover in trauma-informed workplaces.

 

KEYNOTE BY SPEAKER BARBARA RUBEL

FABULOUS Framework for Wellness                                       

When working with those who have faced adverse experiences, a professional can experience vicarious trauma. Closely related terms include compassion fatigue, empathic distress and secondary traumatic stress. Being that you can be negatively impacted by trauma work, vicarious trauma-informed care is paramount in supporting you and providing better service to those you help. Although regular supervision, peer support, and an organizational culture validate vicarious trauma, the FABULOUS framework focuses on self-efficacy and coping strategies. Participants will explore career resiliency, wellness, work-life integration, putting character strengths into practice and safe-care. Takeaways include key protective factors in managing trauma-related employment stress.

Barbara's Story

On behalf of the entire staff at CME LLC, I would like to thank you for participating in the US Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress. Your contribution was greatly appreciated and added greatly to the success of the conference.

Carol R. Duba, BSN, RN, MAManager, US Psychiatric & Mental Health Congress

Thank you for your presentation at the Blaustein Pain Grand Rounds entitled “Preventing Compassion Fatigue While Providing Compassionate Care”. You did a superb job! I believe your talk brought about a renewal of energy and a more healthy regard for what we are able to do with our patients.

James N. Campbell, M.D.Johns Hopkins Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery

Thank you for a truly memorable keynote at our 29th annual COVA conference. The toys were a hit and attendees left with much-needed tools to improve their wellness.

Nancy LewisExecutive Directive COVA, Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance

Thank you again for giving a presentation at the Supportive and Palliative Care Conference yesterday. Your presentation was very well received. I hope we will cross paths again in the near future

Rudolph M. Navari, M.D., Ph.D.Director, Notre Dame Cancer Institute

Our attendees at the 10th Annual Wyoming Victim Services Conference are just raving about how much fun your presentation was . . . Thank you for making our conference a success.

Brandy FinleyWyoming Office of the Attorney General

Thank you for agreeing to speak at our annual spring conference in Destin Fl. It was the highlight of the conference for many attendees.

Alicia E. Hall, RN, MAExecutive Director, Alabama Psychiatric Society

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