20 warning signs of compassion fatigue

May 21, 2019
A shoe is seen on the driveway behind the police line which ropes around the house where seven children died from a fatal structure fire in the community of Spryfield in Halifax on Feb. 20. REUTERS/Ted Pritchard

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Katy Kamkar is a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto and assistant professor within the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is also the director of Badge of Life Canada, a peer-led national charitable organization for police, corrections/first responders across Canada who are dealing with psychological injuries suffered in the line of duty. She is a member of the Collaborative Centre for Justice & Safety advisory council. She is also part of the scientific advisory committee, Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia as well as a founding and credentialled member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.