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    “You are more than your profession.”

    A Tennessee State University professor has been fired from his position in November after he was caught on camera screaming at one of his students. TSU swiftly addressed the incident and terminated Robert Evins Pickard from his position. The now-former TSU professor offered his resignation to the University and is now “retired.” “I deeply regret what happened in class. I lost my temper and did something I should never have done,” said Pickard in his statement to WSMV.  “I have been under pressure lately, and I have been frustrated with students who pay attention to their cell phones and laptops, then wonder why they get low grades. But that does…

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    Compassion fatigue: “eventually the foundation will collapse”

    Compassion is the concern for another person’s suffering, but according to Dr. Cayce Watson, we only have so much to give.   Dr. Watson has been a social work practitioner for more than 20 years and a professor at Lipscomb University for 12. Watson suspects she may be the first person with a doctorate in Social Work to teach at the University.  In the late 90s, she began her work in behavioral health and substance misuse where she provided counseling and eventually found her passion for research. Watson said one of the reasons she loves her field is its ability to counter social issues with advocacy and analysis.  Watson like many…