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MCA Presents: Telehealth Self-Care and Compassion Fatigue by Marybeth Heather, LCPC, ACS and Saba Khalid, LPC

  • 02/27/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


Telehealth Self-Care and Compassion Fatigue, presented by Marybeth Heather, LCPC, ACS and Saba Khalid, LPC via zoom on 02/27/2021 at 12noon

With the sudden and enduring shift to delivering clinical mental health services over virtual means, changing approaches to counseling and self care are needed. This presentation will explore recent research on compassion fatigue in clinicians during time of telehealth and include tips on maintaining self-care and work/life balance.  Attendees will learn 1) how to create the best workspace for telehealth, 2) strategies on improving time management 3) how to implement before and after session self-care and 4) latest research on preventing burnout and compassion fatigue.

Marybeth was awarded her Masters Degree in Counseling in 2013, from Johns Hopkins University. Currently, she is completing her Doctoral Degree in Counselor Education and Supervision at Lindsey Wilson College. Leadership is important to her as she is active in the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA), formerly as the Public Relations Chair and as an Emerging Leaders Mentor. Currently she is the Chair of the MCA Professional Networking Task Force.  She provides outpatient mental health services to a variety of individuals including children, adolescents, and adults via individual, group, couples, and family sessions for Sheppard Pratt Health System. The programs she works in provide services to people from all walks of life and demographics. The programs include rapid access to outpatient services post inpatient mental health hospitalization discharge, transitional longterm inpatient to outpatient psychiatric rehabilitation, child and adolescent therapy, and adult clinical services. She has been a Maryland Board Approved Clinical Supervisor since 2017 and national Approved Clinical Supervisor(ACS). She has provided supervision in both individual and group formats to masters level clinical interns and graduate licensed clinicians. As a supervisor and presenter, she has enjoyed presenting on supervision, ethics in supervision, cultural dynamics, career, coping skills, leadership, telehealth, and various treatment modalities to share her clinical community expertise. She was awarded the MCA Presidential Service Award and Way Station Inc Star Clinician in 2016.

Saba obtained her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2020 from Johns Hopkins University. During her final year, she interned at WayStation of Columbia at Sheppard Pratt where she provided mental health counseling under Marybeth Heather's supervision. In 2018, she was awarded the Social Justice Health Equity Scholar award by Bloomberg School of Public Health to facilitate on a project for gender inequity and social justice issues. Prior to attending Hopkins, Saba was involved in clinical research as an undergraduate and presented at various national conferences. In April of 2020, she presented at the virtual Mental Health Conference 2020 held by University of Southern California at The Rossier School of Education. The topic of her presentation was ' Challenges in Accessing Community Mental Health Services for Minority Clients with Disabilities'. Currently she provides mental health counseling as a Spanish Bilingual therapist at The Nord Center in Ohio.

Registration Fees: 

        $5 MCA Students/Retirees, 

        $10 MCA Professional Members 

        $20 Professional Non-members 

Attendees may earn 1 NBCC Credit Hour with attendance for the live webinar.  Registration Questions?  Please contact Cathie Eaton at  Questions about CEs? Please contact

The Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2021, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. MCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

*Refund Policy: As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. uses all funds to support the mission, vision, purpose, and needs for counselors in the State of Maryland. Therefore, all registration fees are final and non-refundable

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