Resilience and Approaches to Self-Care

Resilience and Approaches to Self-Care
Type: Webinar
Presenter: Dr Andy Ho

Webinar Overview

End of life caregivers are prone to burnout and compassion fatigue given the intense emotional and existential nature of their work. Previous research has provided strong evidence that support the inclusion of art therapy within clinical supervision for it can effectively reduce work-related stress and enhance emotional health. Integrating the practice of mindfulness meditation in art therapy based supervision, with reflective awareness complementing emotional expression, has immense potential for self-care and collegial support, of which could ultimately cultivate compassion and sustained resilience among those immersed in the fields of palliative care and bereavement support.

This webinar presents the foundational knowledge on burnout, resilience and self-care. It will also provide the theoretical underpinnings and clinical framework of Mindful Compassion Art Therapy (MCAT), as well as, the findings of a Randomized Wait-List Control Trial that assess its efficacy for reducing burnout and promoting holistic wellness among 56 palliative care professionals in Singapore. Narratives and experiences of MCAT’s participants will be shared to illuminate the inner workings of this novel and promising psycho-intervention modality for enhancing end of life care provision via caring of caregivers.

Learning Outcomes

Following this webinar you will:

  • Understand the causes and effects of stress and burnout on caregivers, particular those immersed in the fields of palliative and bereavement care.
  • Understand the relationship bewtween burnout, compassionate fatigue and moral distress, and their impacts on holsitic health.
  • Discuss the current literature and research on resilience, mindful-compassion and expressive arts, and their intergration for promoting self-care.
  • Discuss the empirical foundation for integrating mindfulness meditation and art therapy for self-help and clinical supervision purposes.
  • Intergrate an empirical model of Mindful Compassion Art Therapy for supporting self and others emotionally, psychologically and spiritually within the context of palliative and bereavement care.

Presenter Biography

Dr Andy Hau Yan HO is Assistant Professor of Psychology and Joint Honorary Assistant Professor of Medicine at Nanyang Technological University Singapore. He serves as Board Director of the Association for Death Education and Counselling (ADEC), and the International Work Group of Death Dying and Bereavement (IWGDDB). Andy’s research and teaching focus on psychosocial gerontology, palliative and bereavement care, holistic therapy and community empowerment. He has authored over 70 top-tier journal articles, books, chapters and research reports; and presented over 130 keynote, plenary and invited presentations. Andy is the first Asian Recipient of the 2018 ADEC Academic Educator Award, whilst his scholarly contributions are recognized with distinction by academic and professional bodies around the world.


Wednesday 13 March 2019


Victoria: 3:00 - 4:30pm AEDT
New South Wales: 3:00 - 4:30pm AEDT
Tasmania: 3:00 - 4:30pm AEDT
South Australia: 2:30 - 4:00pm ACDT
Queensland: 2:00 - 3:30pm AEST
Northern Territory: 1:30 - 3:00pm ACST
Western Australia: 12:00pm - 1:30pm AWST

If you're unable to attend at the scheduled time but you would still like to purchase this webinar please register and regardless of attendance at the scheduled time you will be sent a recording of the webinar to view at your leisure. This recording will remain available for three months.


  • Member $50
  • Non Member $75

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13/03/2019 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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