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Barbara Rubel      

Compassion Fatigue Speaker & Author

Barbara Rubel, MA, BCETS, DAAETS, is known nationally as a dynamic speaker, author, and leading authority on occupational burnout, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, resilience, and managing complicated loss. Her keynotes, trainings, and webinars are designed to give audiences practical strategies that can be implemented immediately in the workplace. Her list of clients includes more than 1,000 organizations.

Three weeks prior to giving birth to triplets, Rubel’s father died by suicide. Her story was featured in the Emmy award winning documentary, Fatal Mistakes, Families Shattered by Suicide narrated by Mariette Hartley.

Rubel is the author of the book, "But I Didn’t Say Goodbye: Helping Families After a Suicide." She is the author of the widely acclaimed 30-hour continuing education course book for Nurses, Loss, Grief, and Bereavement: "Helping Individuals Cope," sold through Western Schools, and "COVID-19 Loss, Grief and Bereavement" (2021).

Rubel is also the co-author of the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime Training Curriculum, "Compassion Fatigue." She is a contributing writer to "Thin Threads: Grief and Renewal;" "Open to Hope’s Fresh Grief;" "Coaching for Results: Expert Advice from 25 Top International Coaches;" "Keys to a Good Life: Wisdom to Unlock Your Power Within;" and "Remembering Our Angels."

Since 2003, Rubel has been a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. Rubel’s keynotes, trainings, and webinars are a perfect blend of humor and content. Her focus on building personal resilience in employees, clinicians, victim service providers, and professional helpers and mitigating the impact of empathic strain and vicarious trauma.

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