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Dr. Alison DuBois and Dr. Molly Mistretta (SRU) Present at 20th Annual Fall for Education Conference

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Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dr. Alison DuBois, associate professor of education and counseling, and Dr. Molly Mistretta (Slippery Rock University) were invited to present at the 20th Annual Fall for Education Conference at the University of Wiconsin-La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This year's theme for the conference was "Mental Health and Trauma in PK-12."  

During their session entitled "When Caring Hurts: Identifying Signs of Burn-out and Compassion Fatgue in Education," DuBois and Mistretta discussed diagnostic criteria for burnout and compassion fatigue to an audience of pre-service teachers, graduate students, professional educators, school psychologists and administrators. The session also included constructive coping strategies to employ when experiencing the effects of burnout and compassion fatigue along with further discussion pertaining to DuBois and Mistretta's current research in the field of special and early childhood education regarding burnout and secondary trauma.

For more information, contact DuBois at or 724-946-6039.

*pictured above from l-to-r: DuBois, Dr. Laura Kestemberg (Malloy College), Dr. Molly Mistretta (SRU), and Dr. Jeffrey Kottler (Baylor School of Medicine).