Friday June 21, 2024 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Presented by Cirque Lodge

Aaron Olson, CFMHC, SUDC, CCFP
Lodge Program Director

This course will focus on supporting clinicians retain their physical, emotional, and spiritual health as they continue to engage with clients facing a wide range of behavioral health issues. The toll on clinicians working in behavioral health settings has become a significant area of concern across mental health, social work, and substance abuse organizations.

During the course, participants will actively explore the impact of their professional experiences on themselves and their practices. They will be exposed to a novel approach to more effectively manage compassion fatigue (CF), burnout, and vicarious trauma. Participants will be able to utilize these new skills immediately in their self-care efforts and establish effective support systems for their colleagues.


At the conclusion of the session,

  1. participants will be able to differentiate compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma.
  2. participants will better understand the physical, emotional and spiritual implications of CF, burnout and vicarious trauma.
  3. participants will become competent in skills to reduce and eliminate the symptoms of CF, burnout, and vicarious trauma.
  4. participants will understand the ethical implications of practicing in a state of CF and burnout.


9:00  am – 11:00 am    “Filling Up and Emptying Out: Overcoming Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Vicarious Trauma for Behavioral Health Professionals”

LOCATION: Register to receive link information for this online training.

COST: FREE – There is no charge for this complimentary training.

REGISTRATION: Sign-up via Zoom.



Aaron Olson, CFMHC, SUDC, CCFP
Lodge Program Director

Aaron is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and holds an additional license as a substance use disorder counselor. Aaron has spent 27 years working in a variety of behavioral health settings including juvenile justice, inpatient psychiatry, community mental health, and addiction in residential, outpatient, and intensive outpatient settings.

Aaron utilizes an eclectic approach to treatment with a strong foundation in rational emotive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, and contextual therapy. He has a strong understanding of the impact of trans-generational trauma on families and has lectured around the country on this topic.

As the Lodge Program Director, Aaron oversees the overall treatment experience of residents at the lodge while carrying a caseload and supervising the clinical staff. He is on the faculty at the University of Utah College of Social Work Substance Abuse Counseling Program.

Aaron is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area but has called Utah home for many years. He and his wife, Dr. Mandi Olson are the parents of three children 23, 16, 14. They enjoy spending time traveling, golfing, and especially watching the San Francisco Giants. Aaron and Mandi have been the foster parents to over 150 adjudicated youths and have found community service to be an integral component of both of their professional careers.