About This Event

“How to Better Serve Our Clients and Ourselves: Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Countertransference,” a live interactive webinar via Zoom 

2.5 FREE Social Work CE Credits

Presented by Marie Lanier, LCSW, Manager of Executive Projects at Mountainside Treatment Center.

This presentation is appropriate for: clinical professionals, psychologists, therapists, counselors, and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of education and experience. Participants will need to attend the entire live webinar in order to obtain credits. 


After the session, participants will be able to:

1. Be able to define Countertransference and it’s signs.

2. Be able to define Compassion Fatigue and it’s risk factors.

3. Understand how Countertransference and Compassion Fatigue can interrelate and effect each other.

4. Identify self-care strategies to avoid Compassion Fatigue and work better with Countertransference.


  • Compassion Fatigue (CF) and Countertransference (CT)
  • What’s the Difference?
  • Why We Care?
  • Countertransference
  • How to address and make it work for you, not against you
  • Managing countertransference in your organization
  • Scared Expectations of Therapeutic Work
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Personal and Institutional Risk Factors
  • Protective Factors and Compassion Satisfaction (CS)
  • How CF, CS, and CT interrelate
  • Increasing Compassion Satisfaction
  • Institutional and Personal Self Care Planning

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Instructor Bio

Marie Lanier, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in Substance Abuse Treatment from Fordham University. After interning at New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment facility, she worked as an in-home therapist and then as a clinical supervisor addressing the needs of underserved families, children, and adults with mental health diagnoses and co-occurring disorders. She has worked in the field of mental health and co-occurring disorders for 10 years and uses that experience in her current work at Mountainside where she is the Manager of Executive Projects, working to facilitate initiatives to enhance company and clinical outcomes. She is also Mountainside’s Client Rights Officer. She is a firm believer in the client’s innate ability to heal and progress on their life path.

Certificate Information

Partial credits will not be given. You must participate in the entirety of the workshop.

We take your feedback seriously. For grievances, questions or concerns, please contact Laila Caron, CE coordinator at Laila.Caron@gmail.com

CERTIFICATES: Upon completion of the workshop, certificates will be issued in person, after participants sign-out and hand in course evaluation.

Provider Statements

SOCIAL WORK: Jumana Grassi LCSW NY# 0556 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the New York State Education Department State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

ACE: Jumana Grassi, #1721 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards(ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted forcontinuing education credit. Jumana Grassi maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 6/14/20-6/14/23. Social Workers completing this course receive 2.5 continuing education credits.

ADA Accommodations: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact us at least 7 days in advance of the event so that we can ensure accommodations are made.

*There is no commercial support for this program, nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.

Reviews for Our Previous Virtual CE Workshops

“Thank YOU! I am so grateful for this opportunity to learn with you. The Mountainside Virtual CE workshop I attended was a tremendously informative and well-orchestrated event. Enjoyed indeed! I am one semester away from graduating with my MSW (clinical track).

I signed up for your webinar because I am taking a substance use class as one of my “final four.” I did not have any IPNB knowledge/thorough addiction as brain disease knowledge until today. Without a doubt, thanks to you, I feel better prepared tackle the class work. I hope that there will be more opportunities to learn like this with you and your team…this made me very joyful and hopeful that I am on the right path in my career choice!” -Elizabeth Tominey, University of New England

“Thanks for providing a great workshop! [The instructor] was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, and very engaging. I will certainly be using the information provided in my practice with clients and supervision of staff members. I am looking forward to the next Virtual CE workshop!” -Gordon Gooding, Gooding Wellness

Support Groups

It is often said that the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but connection. Having a strong support system is paramount to your sobriety and recovery journey. At Mountainside, we offer a wide range of in-person and virtual support groups for individuals in recovery and friends and families with loved ones in recovery. These groups are designed to help you stay connected to like-minded individuals regardless of where you are.

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