Compassionate Care

Deepening the Practice

Join CAPSA for an immersive and comprehensive half-day workshop designed to provide practical tools and concepts to counter frustration and fatigue, to maintain your wellness while caring for others. Gain the necessary skills to challenge false beliefs and to guide ourselves to compassionate practices.

The workshop format encourages active participation and fosters a collaborative learning environment, allowing participants to engage deeply with the content. You will leave this workshop with the knowledge and skills to identify and develop a healthy roadway to compassionate care.

"I have attended MANY training sessions in the last 7 years working in mental health and addictions and this was one of the best I've ever been to. Incredibly well done!"

Learning outcomes

By the end of this training, you will:

  • 1

    Gain an In-Depth Understanding of Compassionate Practices:

    Have a profound understanding of how and why many people with lived and living experience have learned to stay healthy while helping others. Participants will be able to identify when this knowledge overlaps with evidence-based practices for helping.

  • 2

    Be Actively Engaged:

    Actively participate in a collaborative learning environment, enhancing your skills and engagement with the subject matter. During this workshop, you will follow along with the provided Training Companion resource and take this away to further deepen your healthy practices of compassionate care.

  • 3

    Acquire Practical Application Skills:

    Acquire actionable tools and approaches to build healthy roadways to compassionate care, inspiring you to apply what you’ve learned to your daily life and professional practice.

  • 4

    Have Comprehensive Knowledge:

    You will develop the skills necessary to identify and effectively challenge stigmatizing beliefs about those you help and support.

  • 5

    Learn Transformative Insights:

    Develop insights that will enable you to contribute to creating a more compassionate practice. This will help you to model health and wellness while supporting others.


Training Details

Groups of 10-25 people
Virtual or in-person (with additional travel costs)
Individual Virtual training sessions

Training length:
Half-day (4 hours)

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What People Are Saying

"I think this information will benefit me greatly as I enter a career as a social service worker."

"There is so much value in this training and I believe this should be mandatory learning for all students, educators, and organizations as substance use surrounds us all. "

"I thought it was fantastic, very informative and well delivered."

"It was so amazing to hear more about substance use health and to tweak my own framing about substance use and how I can talk about it."

"Lovely presentation! I really appreciated the knowledge as well as the lived experience. Very beneficial and important information for health care professionals to best help the patients we care for."

"The session was excellent. Very informative and thought provoking. Allowed me to reflect on my own practice and the health system in which I work."