Resilient Practitioner Burnout Prevention and Self-Care Strategies for Counselors, Therapists, Teachers, and Health Professionals

ISBN-10: 0415989396

ISBN-13: 9780415989398

Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas M. Skovholt, Michelle J. Trotter-Mathison

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This informative and inspirational volume creates a map for new mental health practitioners - one that provides a positive trinity of validity, clarity, and hope for novices, their teachers, and their supervisors.
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List price: $50.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 310
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Michelle Trotter-Mathison, PhD, is a psychologist at Boynton Health Center and lecturer at the University of Minnesota.Julie M. Koch, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology at Oklahoma State University.Sandra Sanger, MA, is a doctoral candidate in the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota.Thomas M. Skovholt, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology at the University of Minnesota and a Licensed Psychologist. 

Series Editor's Foreword
About the Authors
Skovholt Practitioner Professional Resiliency and Self-Care Inventory
Caring for Others Versus Self-Care: The Great Human Drama
Self-Reflection Exercises
Joys, Rewards, and Gifts of Practice
Joys of Practice
Rewards of Practice
Gifts of Practice
Self-Reflection Exercises
The Cycle of Caring as the Practice Essential
Caring as Central in Counseling, Therapy, Teaching, and Health Careers
The Cycle of Caring
The Cycle in Summary
The Long, Textured Path From Novice to Senior Practitioner
Themes in Professional Development
Phases of Practitioner Development
The Elevated Stressors of the Novice Practitioner
The Ambiguity of Human Interaction
Trekking With a Crude Map
Acute Need for Positive Mentoring
Glamorized Expectations
Intense Evaluation and Illuminated Scrutiny by Professional Gatekeepers
Porous Emotional Boundaries
Ethical and Legal Confusion
Acute Performance Anxiety and Fear
The Fragile and Incomplete Practitioner Self
Self-Reflection Exercises
Hazards of Practice
The Difficult Nature of the Work With Clients, Students, and Patients
Managing Major Professional Stressors
Hazards Summary
Self-Reflection Exercises
Burnout: A Hemorrhaging of the Self
Compassion Fatigue
Lack of Clarity
Work of Maslach
Seven Sources of Burnout
Meaning and Caring Burnout
Self-Reflection Exercises
Balancing Caring for Others and Caring for Self
Losing One's Innocence About the Assertive Need for Self-Care
The Need for More Self-Care at Times of Personal Crisis or Excessive Stress
Codependency and Self-Care
Psychological Wellness as an Ethical Imperative
Self-Reflection Exercises
Sustaining the Professional Self
Sustained by Meaningful Work
Maximizing the Experience of Professional Success
Avoid the Grandiosity Impulse and Relish Small I Made a Difference" Victories
Think Long Term
Creating and Sustaining an Active, Individually Designed Development Method
Professional Self-Understanding
Creating a Professional Greenhouse at Work
Using Professional Venting and Expressive Writing to Release Distress Emotions
The "Good Enough Practitioner"
Understanding the Reality of Pervasive Early Professional Anxiety
Increasing Intellectual Excitement and Decreasing Boredom by Reinventing Oneself
Minimizing Ambiguous Professional Loss
Learning to Set Boundaries, Create Limits, and Say No to Unreasonable Helping Requests
Self-Reflection Exercises
Sustaining the Personal Self
Constant Investment in a Personal Renewal Process
Awareness of the Danger of One-Way Caring Relationships in One�s Personal Life
Nurturing One's Self
Summary: Keeping in Focus One's Own Need for Balanced Wellness�Physical, Spiritual, Emotional, and Social
Self-Reflection Exercises
Burnout Prevention and Self-Care Strategies of Expert Practitioners
Professional Stressors
Emergence of the Expert Practitioner
Creating a Positive Work Structure
Protective Factors
Nurturing Self Through Solitude and Relationships
Self-Reflection Exercises
magery Exercise
Self-Reflection Exercises
Self-Care Action Plan
Assess Your Own Other-Care vs. Self-Care Balance
Action Plan for Change
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