Fall 2015 Workshop

The Gateway Alliance for Compassionate Care at End of Life presents the Fall 2015 workshop/luncheon:

Compassion Fatigue:

Building Resilience for Self Care

Presented by Gary U. Behrman

Goals/Learning Objectives:

This workshop presents an opportunity for participants to self-examine their strengths amidst the many changing demands that occur when serving those at the end of life. The model offered will describe moving from caregiving to partners in care as a means to build resilience.

Participants at this workshop will:

*Recognize our bio-psycho-social-spiritual needs as a care-giver
*Identify what it means to be healthy
*Understand the three types of stress
*Develop strategies to enhance capacity for resilience

Background of Speaker:

Gary U. Behrman has taught at SLU for the past 25 years and his research and publications focus on building resilience following trauma. Currently he is senior clinician at CHADS Coalition, serving adolescents at risk for suicide. He also teaches in SLU’s Schools of Public Health & Social Justice, Allied Health, and Medicine and at Aquinas Institute of Theology.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Networking 11:15am-11:30am
Lunch 11:30am–12:00pm
Presentation 12:00pm-1:00pm
Q&A and Tour 1:00pm-1:30pm


Friendship Village Chesterfield
15201 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield MO 63017
(636) 532-1515

Follow event signs. Park wherever you can find a space – on curbs and villa streets. Please do not park where there are No Parking areas or on yellow curbs.

Friendship Village

For nearly 40 years, Friendship Village has been recognized for delivering on the promise to offer an exceptional and vibrant lifestyle. Fostered by a rich history of experience and success, they have been offering an outstanding package of activities, superb amenities, and comprehensive health services on two campuses… Chesterfield and Sunset Hills. Friendship Villages are the only communities in St. Louis to offer genuine LifeCare. As a mission-driven, not-for-profit community governed by a local Board of Directors and managed by Life Care Services, they have the backing and experience to be the most established senior living community, operating with the highest standards.

RSVP to gatewayalliance@swbell.net – Deadline: October 15

Questions please call Joan Bretthauer 314-402-9364

This event is complimentary thanks to Friendship Village Chesterfield. As a courtesy to our generous host you must register as the dining room prepares accordingly. If you register and then are unable to attend, please contact Joan Bretthauer immediately at gatewayalliance@swbell.net or 314-402-9364