Self Care for Clinicians in Training

Author: Leigh A. Carter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199335362
Format: PDF, ePub
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Self-care for Clinicians in Training: A Guide to Psychological Wellness for Graduate Students in Psychology assists readers in recognizing the challenges and stressors common to being a graduate student and instructs them in maintaining a career-long lifestyle of self-care. Successfully navigating graduate school requires much more than completing coursework and clinical experiences; graduate students in psychology make countless sacrifices and dedicate what may feel like a never-ending amount of time and energy in the pursuit of professional training. As such, many students put their own needs and well-being on hold or overlook them entirely. This can negatively impact coursework, clinical work, as well as one's relationships and health. This book teaches how to recognize risk factors that contribute to problems with psychological and emotional functioning and highlights preventative and reparative strategies that foster a lifestyle of self-care. The authors also encourage readers to consider self-care and psychological wellness beyond themselves, expanding to monitoring the well-being of peers and establishing cultures of self-care within their training programs. This book will be an essential resource to students in psychology graduate programs as well as those across the mental health professions

Caring for Ourselves

Author: Ellen K. Baker
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433811470
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents an examination of the conflicts a psychotherapist may encounter and offers advice and exercises on how to cope with burnout and stress.

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Psychological First Aid

Author: George S. Everly, Jr.
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421422719
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Psychological first aid, or PFA, is designed to mitigate the effects of acute stress and trauma and assist those in crisis to cope effectively with adversity. PFA is designed to be applied in emergencies, including disasters and terrorist attacks. In this essential guide, George S. Everly, Jr., developer of the Johns Hopkins RAPID PFA method, and Jeffrey M. Lating, his collaborator in its implementation, describe the principles and practices underpinning this psychological model in an easy-to-follow, prescriptive, and practical manner. They explain the history of PFA and persuasively demonstrate its powerful versatility. Mental health practitioners can apply PFA in all settings. It can also be used as a public-health tool to address mental health needs following critical incidents and as a means for building community resilience. Aimed at mental health practitioners, all first responders, and global health disaster teams such as Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Health Organization, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Psychological First Aid is the first book to thoroughly explain RAPID PFA. RAPID, a unique theoretically grounded and evidence-based PFA method, follows a set of easily understood principles. In each chapter, Everly and Lating provide a step-by-step approach and include a key point summary to emphasize essential elements. A unifying case exemplifies each phase of the RAPID PFA model in an ongoing dialogue that presents ideal PFA responses, examples of common mistakes, and various outcomes. In addition to their counseling experience in Kuwait after the Gulf War and in New York City after the September 11 attacks, the authors have traveled nationally and internationally to teach the RAPID PFA method in numerous public health, fire, police, military, and faith-based settings. Beneficial to those with little or no previous mental health training, this book is an essential tool for people who want to learn, to practice, or to retain their ability to use psychological first aid effectively.

Student Mental Health

Author: Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1615371141
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The chapter authors address life transitions and the university student experience, as well as the challenges of caring for university students with mental health issues. The book has positive strategies, including ways to foster mental health for distinct university student populations.

Clinical Supervision in the Helping Professions

Author: Gerald Corey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111902658X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This straightforward guide for new and practicing supervisors emphasizes the attainment of skills necessary to effectively supervise others in a variety of settings. Topics covered include the roles and responsibilities of supervisors, the supervisory relationship, models and methods of supervision, becoming a multiculturally competent supervisor, ethical and legal issues in supervision, managing crisis situations, and evaluation in supervision. User-friendly tips, case examples, sample forms, questions for reflection, and group activities are included throughout the text, as are contributing supervisors’ Voices From the Field and the Authors’ Personal Perspectives—making this an interactive learning tool that is sure to keep readers interested and involved. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.

Preserving the Emerging Healer

Author: Jennifer R.. Weinstein
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Stress affects everyone and can lead to harmful physical, psychological, and social side effects. Professionals in the field of mental health are especially vulnerable to stress, and students are especially vulnerable to stress-related illness, yet students are also less likely to take care of themselves as a way to cope (Avey, Luthans, & Jensen, 2009; Calicchia & Graham, 2006; Carlson & Thomas, 2007; Rabin, Feldman, & Kaplan, 1999; Whitmer, Rich, Barcikowski, & Mague, 1983). The research on stress and clinical psychology graduate students is lacking, which is alarming, especially considering the unique stressors these students face. If ignored, stress can worsen and lead to further negative consequences, including burnout, which is a result of prolonged occupational stress (Matheny, Gfroerer, & Harris, 2000). In addition to burnout, there are specific occupational hazards related to clinical work that result from distress surrounding direct work with clients, including compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization, and secondary traumatic stress (Bride, 2007; Pearlman & Mac Ian, 1995; Radey & Figley, 2007; Rothschild, 2006; Sexton, 1999; Sprang, Clark, & Whitt-Woosley 2007). All of these consequences can result in negative symptoms in the clinician as well as professional impairment. Clearly, it is crucial that graduate students in the field of clinical psychology learn how to take care of themselves, engage in self-care practices, and promote overall well-being on a regular basis in order to prevent these negative consequences from happening. The goal of this dissertation is to provide a workbook of self-care activities to clinical psychology graduate students. Its aim will be: (a) as an educational tool to learn about various self-care activities; (b) to show which techniques have been proven beneficial; and (c) as a guide for discovery of what works best for graduate students in helping to establish a healthy self-care routine. Developing self-care practices early on in training will hopefully lead to the continuation of this habit as students enter the professional world, thus preventing negative consequences such as burnout and professional impairment and encouraging healthy ways of managing stress.

Leaving It at the Office First Edition

Author: John C. Norcross
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 146251507X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wise, warm, and authoritative, this straight-talking guide addresses the real-world struggles that psychotherapists face in balancing their professional and personal lives. It demonstrates that recognizing and tending to one's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs not only feels good--it also leads to more effective and ethical practice as a clinician. The book describes and illustrates 12 self-care strategies that are grounded in the authors' extensive research and clinical experience. Interwoven throughout are insights and recommendations from other master therapists, "self-care checklists," and suggestions for further reading. Lively and engaging, this affordable resource is ideal for a broad range of professionals and students.

Getting the Most Out of Clinical Training and Supervision

Author: Carol A. Falender
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433810497
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Clinical training in psychotherapy is challenging for supervisees, many of whom are unsure how to navigate the supervisory process and effectively build clinical skills and professional competence. This volume, aimed at students and interns, is written in a user-friendly, interactive style with "real life" case examples and reflection activities. The authors describe how to establish effective working relationships with supervisors and understand the evaluation process. Empirically-supported yet highly practical, this book normalizes the anxieties and conflicts that typically arise during supervision and will be welcomed by students and interns at all levels of experience.

Cognitive Therapy for Chronic Pain

Author: Beverly E. Thorn
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572309791
Format: PDF
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Grounded in state-of-the-art theory and research, this hands-on volume provides a complete cognitive-behavioral treatment program for clients suffering from chronic pain. Ten clearly organized modules for use with groups or individuals offer well-tested strategies for engaging clients, challenging distorted thoughts and beliefs about pain, and helping to build needed skills for coping and adaptation. Also featured are a detailed theoretical and empirical rationale, along with guidelines for setting up treatment groups and conducting effective assessments. Presented in a large-size format for ease of photocopying and use, the book contains everything needed to implement the program, including numerous case examples and troubleshooting tips and over 40 reproducible session outlines, client handouts, and assessment tools.

Therapist s Guide to Self Care

Author: Lillie Weiss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135935785
Format: PDF, Docs
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Psychotherapy is an increasingly stressful profession. Yet therapists spend most of their time helping clients deal with their stress, not caring for their own. This book is designed as a tool for the experienced counselor, junior therapist, and graduate student, as the issues confronted and discussed herein are relevant to anyone in the field, regardless of experience or expertise. Dr. Weiss has written a book in an easy, conversational tone, filled with concrete examples and blending research findings, clinical experience and theoretical approaches into practical suggestions and sound advice. The book is divided into three parts, discussing therapist concerns and questions that are continually raised, and providing practical tools based on clinical experience and research findings. It will be useful to all mental health professionals who have felt the strain of their practice.