Compassion Fatigue Webinar


You can access the webinar by utilizing the instructions below.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Mar 16, 2018 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada). Register for the webinar at the following week external link:


NCHO and SEAHO invite you to join the Compassion Fatigue Webinar on Friday, March 16th from 10am to 11am!

Residential Education professionals are constantly volunteering, signing up, and ready to assist and help in any way possible, all while supporting students in crisis. But what cost does this have to your own mental health? Are we truly able to separate our personal lives from our profession? In this Webinar we will discuss the science behind Compassion Fatigue, the effects secondary trauma has when caring for others and explore these challenges faced by new professionals in an intentional way. We aim to discussing innovative strategies of self-care and share some of the practical techniques that are discussed in order to turn compassion fatigue back into compassion satisfaction.


Join us Friday, March 16th from 10am to 11am via Zoom where we will be featuring the following speakers:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


If you all have any additional questions, please email Therésa McKire at


Bob Alston Assistant Dean of Students, Northern Kentucky University

Bob Alston (M.Ed.) serves as the Assistant Dean of Students at Northern Kentucky University. Previously, Bob has worked in student conduct at Western Carolina University and in residence life at the University of West Florida. As a learning associate in NKU’s Educational Leadership doctoral program, Bob’s current research interest is how to better prepare entry level student conduct professionals, with a particular focus on resilience and secondary trauma. Bob has presented on secondary trauma at the Southeastern Student Conduct Institute, and in an annual conference session and webinar for the Association for Student Conduct Administration.


Krystal Muckle Coordinator for Residence Life & Education, University of Central Florida

Krystal Muckle is currently the Coordinator for Residence Life & Education at the University of Central Florida. Within this role, Krystal oversees a suite and apartment-style, 800 bed community, supervising 1 full-time office assistant, 1 student assistant, 1 graduate student, and 17 residents assistants. She has the pleasure of implementing residential curriculum with a priority of Global Citizenship, serve on a duty rotation, adjudicate university and departmental violations, and provide leadership development for a departmental studetn group. She is also the chair of the Student Staff Training Committee that facilitates 3 major trainings per year for 300 student staff members. Krystal earned her bachelor’s of arts in Criminal Justice and master’s of education in Higher Education Leadership from Florida Atlantic University in 2012 and 2014, respectfully. Throughout her assistantships, she worked in student activities, greek life, and student leadership. Krystal began her first professional role as a Residence Hall Coordinator at Illinois State University for 2 years prior to working at the University of Central Florida.


Megan Van Heiden Assistant Director of Student Assistance and Outreach, Iowa State University

Megan Van Heiden, M.A., is an Assistant Director of Student Assistance and Outreach in the Dean of Students Office at Iowa State University. Megan has been working in Higher Education for 4 years, 3 years as a Community Director in Housing and Residential Education and the last year in the Dean of Students Office. In her current role in Student Assistance, Megan supports students navigating mental health, personal and academic concerns as well as partnering with a variety of campus and community partners as they help support our students. She specifically enjoys being in a role that enables her to serve as a support to students during a time that can be really challenging or difficult, and celebrate with them when they are achieving success.


Michael Dobrin Residence Life Coordinator, Louisiana State University

Michael Dobrin is currently in his third year as a Residence Life Coordinator at LSU. His experience includes working with first-year students in residential colleges, family and graduate student housing, and mixed-class communities. During the August 2016 Louisiana flooding, Michael’s family and graduate student apartment community of majority international students was required to evacuate to another area of campus. Michael is presenting “I Can’t Even”: The Journey from Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Satisfaction at the SEAHO 2018 conference in Biloxi, MS.


Therésa McKire (Moderator) Community Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Therésa McKire (also known as TK) is a Community Director for the Olde Campus Upper Quad Community at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. TK comes from the beautiful sunshine state of Florida where she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida Gulf Coast University and her Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from Florida International University. TK has a passion for assisting new professionals through the area of compassion fatigue and has been working diligently to bring more awareness and visibility to the topic. TK had the honor of presenting “Compassion Fatigue: It’s Personal and Professional” at the NCHO 2016 Conference and at SEAHO 2018 conference.