Dr. Kathy Regan Figley has specialized in human services and trauma/stress management since 1983. She is a field practitioner who has worked with the general public, clinicians, first responders, clergy, emergency managers, and the military in the areas of field traumatology, compassion stress, and crisis intervention.
Dr. Figley has served as a subject matter expert, course developer, and instructor at institutions that include Tulane University where she taught “Making Meaning of Trauma.” Today she specializes in compassion stress management for human services professionals, with an emphasis on those with an invisible illness.
In 1981 Dr. Figley received her BS in Psychology with a minor in business from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She received her MS in Counseling and Human Systems from Florida State University in 1983, and her Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling from Graduate Theological Foundation in 2008.
Compassion Fatigue Educator
Volunteer 1997 - present
Accredited Site Director (2005-2015)
Deployments - Incident Commander:
September 11 World Trade Center Attack
2004 Asian Tsunami - Sri Lanka
- Tree of Remembrance
- Compassion Stress Management Presentations & Workshops
- Travel, especially to see family and friends
- Board Games, especially QWIRKLE
- Card Games, especially Euchre
- Raising Monarch Butterflies
- Indoor Gardening
- Word Puzzles
- Writing Haiku poetry