Professional Quality of Life (proQOL) is intended for any helper - health care professionals, social service workers, teachers, attorneys, emergency response, etc. Understanding the positive and negative aspects of helping those who experience trauma and suffering can improve your ability to help them and your ability to keep your own balance.
After many years of development by Dr. Beth Hudnall Stamm, ownership of the ProQOL has been transferred to the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT). CVT is a mental health and human rights NGO operating in several countries around the world. The ProQOL will remain free and available for use and, over time, this website will be cleaned and updated to include even more information. In the meantime, any queries about the ProQOL and this website should be directed to the ProQOL Office at CVT. The Center for Victims of Torture is excited and honored to assume this responsibility and thanks Dr. Stamm for her trust in us.
Here are quick links to some of the most commonly used tools and documents. Make sure to browse the pages and read the FAQs too.
ProQOL Health Measure
ProQOL Health Manual
Permission to Use the ProQOL
Customizable Presentation slides
Can I use the information on this website for presentations, research and writing papers?
Of course! We built this website so that you would have free and easy access to a multitude of resources on Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue and Professional Quality of Life. We know that accessing tools requires resources. The resources you need for the ProQOL are your energy, vision and commitment. We do not want you to have to pay for the resources on this site. Please use, share, and help us improve the tools and information we have.