The Red Maple Community of Practice

Busting Burnout for Helping Professionals.
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My name is Raechel, and I would like to warmly welcome you to the Red Maple Community of Practice. (the "COP"). The COP is a space dedicated to those that do the unique work of developing others (therapists, coaches, consultants and clinicians). We are located at 41 Erb Street East.


My vision for the COP is to create a community of refreshment, support, and dignity for those that do my work. This special group of people face real, occupational hazards such as burnout, empathy fatigue, and vicarious trauma. I believe the protection we need lies in a strong sense of community together, which is what this space is about. I'd love to hear from you! Send me an e-mail or, beginning September, 2020, stop by 41 Erb Street East in uptown Waterloo. Let's get to know each other!

The occupational hazards of a career in mental health care include:

  • Emotional exhaustion (being depleted and isolated)

  • Depersonalization (cynicism, automation, or negativity)

  • Reduced Personal Accomplishment (low energy and loss of creativity

  • Guilt and Shame (that we cannot be / do enough)

  • Demoralization (discouragement  resulting from powerlessness to change things)

  • Imposter syndrome (the fear that we are frauds)


-Morse et. al


Introduce yourself! Send us an email telling us about you and your practice; we will add you to the list to receive COP emails, where we'll let you know about upcoming COP events.