Seawell's Banquet & Conference Center

The Compassion Fatigue Retreat is a day-long education opportunity awarding 6 continuing education hours (2.0 social work hours) and strategies on how to relax, relate, and release while serving others. Compassion Fatigue has been described by Figley (1982) as the “cost of caring" for others in emotional and physical pain. It is characterized by deep physical and emotional exhaustion and a pronounced change in the helper’s ability to feel empathy for their patients, their loved ones and their co-workers. It is marked by increased cynicism at work, a loss of enjoyment of one’s career, and eventually can transform into depression, secondary traumatic stress and stress-related illnesses. The most insidious aspect of compassion fatigue is that it  attacks the very core of what brought us into this work: our empathy and compassion for others. (Figley, 1982)

Dr. Macie Smith, LSW, C-SWCM, SW-G

Opening Speaker

Conference Host

Cynthia Pryor Hardy

OnPoint on WACH Fox 57

OnPoint w/ Cynthia Hardy (101.3 FM)

Event Hostess

Marsha Clayman

Closing Speaker

Conference Host

Merrell Johnson


Tanya Rodriguez Hodges

Latino Communications

Mary Dell Hayes

StopGap Solutions

Joel Lourie

Lourie Life & Health

Cindy Coker

SC Bar

Ann Warner


Book your room at the group rate for Compassion Fatigue Retreat

Compassion Fatigue Retreat

Start Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

End Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Last Day to Book: Monday, October 21, 2019

SpringHill Suites is offering a special group rate:

  • SpringHill Suites Columbia Downtown/The Vista for $139 USD per night