“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, has been 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 is 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.”

Barbara Rubel is a leading authority on compassion fatigue (empathetic distress), burnout, and vicarious trauma.

As a dynamic webinar instructor, keynote speaker, and trainer, Barbara motivates professionals to build their resilience to mitigate the impact of empathic strain, compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma. Her programs recognize the value of trauma-informed practices while focusing on grief-informed and vicarious trauma-informed practices.


FABULOUS Framework: 8 Pillars of Resilience

You’ve probably heard of the value of trauma-informed practices and how they can improve client outcomes. But did you know there’s practices that mitigate burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma? Were talking, of course about being grief-informed and vicarious-trauma informed. In this program, participants will learn 8 elements of resilience to manage their work-related stressors and review strategies for empowerment around these challenges. The 8 elements of the FABULOUS Framework are: 1. flexibility, 2. attitude, 3. boundaries, 4. understanding job satisfaction, 5. laughter, 6. optimism, 7. united, and 8. self-compassion. A specific focus will be placed on evidence based strategies to mitigate burnout, empathic distress, and vicarious trauma. Participants will focus on wellness, work-life balance, meaning making, and personal growth. There will be concrete action steps for participants to try. The use of interactive teaching methods will bring the FABULOUS approach to life in order to create healthier workplaces.

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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