Sat, May 21|
Integrated Mental Health Associates
Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Family Caregivers
This workshop is for people who are taking care of their older partners and/or aging parents.
Time & Location
May 21, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Integrated Mental Health Associates , 8079 N 85th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, USA
About the event
The goal for this workshop will be able to better understand how the stress of caregiving impacts:
• activities of daily living for both the caregiver and person
• mental health and emotional pain
• health and sleep problems
• socialization and isolation
• be able to differentiate compassion fatigue from burnout
• gain a better understanding of their individual coping skills
• learn how to improve communication with their person
• identify self-care practices
• create an action plan for managing their stress
Joyce M. Brimhall, LMSW, ACSW is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Aging Specialist
for Integrated Mental Health Associates of Scottsdale, AZ. Her focus is mental health
and aging for older adults. Ms. Brimhall is academically trained in the field of
gerontology with a Masters of Social Work degree and Specialist in Aging Certificate
from the University of Michigan.
In addition to being a psychotherapist, Ms. Brimhall has developed community and
health education/wellness programs for seniors:
- Care Management Program for the Area Agency on Aging in St. Joseph, MI.
- Mental Health and Aging psychotherapist and program development for Borgess
- Behavioral Health and Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI.
- Senior Services Health Education Program for St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ.
- Director of Program Development for Campus Healthcare Group in Scottsdale, AZ. who developed and managed assisted living and memory care facilities.
- Director of Senior Services, Sacred Heart Health System, Pensacola, FL.
- Consultant with St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, GA. for development of Senior Health and Wellness Program.
Ms. Brimhall has presented workshops on issues on aging at the state and national
levels. From 1993 to 1998 she was a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University,
teaching courses on aging for the Gerontology Department. Currently, her clinical
experience is in private practice with Integrated Mental Health Associates where her
focus is on dealing with older adults experiencing depression, anxiety, adjusting to
retirement, and other age-related issues. Her primary focus is connecting with clients
who are experiencing grief and loss with a special emphasis on working with family
caregivers who are dealing with the care of their aging partners.