Self Care for Clinicians in Training

Author: Leigh A. Carter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199335362
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

If You Build It They Will Come

Author: Jeffrey E. Barnett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190900776
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Private mental health practice is a vibrant, thriving, and financially rewarding profession. And yet many who consider pursuing this path are misled by falsehoods, or myths, about private practice that can result in costly mistakes - or avoidance of this fulfilling and worthwhile career path. There is no need to market my practice, clients will find me. I learned everything I need to know about private practice in graduate school. I don't need an attorney or a CPA. Self-care is for students. But there is, you didn't, you do, and no, it most certainly is not. In If You Build It They Will Come, Jeffrey Barnett and Jeffrey Zimmerman dismantle many common misconceptions (myths) relating to the preparation, management, and ethics of entering and running a successful private practice in the mental health professions. Grouped into thematic sections, misconceptions are addressed briefly and succinctly. In addition to sharing accurate information to refute each myth, the book provides vital information on how to be successful in private practice. The authors identify common pitfalls and challenges, offering specific and practical strategies to address and move beyond the myth. Each chapter concludes with recommended resources and readings. Blending decades of clinical experience with practical no-nonsense advice about running a practice, If You Build It They Will Come helps fill the gaps in practice development training. Trainees and recent graduates of programs in clinical psychology, social work, and counseling will benefit from this book's personal, candid, and optimistic approach.

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Psychological First Aid

Author: George S. Everly, Jr.
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421422719
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Clinical Supervision in the Helping Professions

Author: Gerald Corey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111902658X
Format: PDF, ePub, 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 wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here: http://isgweb.counseling.org/ISGweb/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=72898 *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

Student Mental Health

Author: Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1615371141
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Preserving the Emerging Healer

Author: Jennifer R.. Weinstein
Publisher:
ISBN:
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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.

Demystifying the School Psychology Internship

Author: Daniel S. Newman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136639055
Format: PDF, Docs
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If you are a doctoral or non-doctoral student about to begin your internship in school psychology, you may have several questions about the process and what it will involve, and you may even be facing some anxiety about it. If you are a site or university supervisor preparing for the beginning of the internship year, you may be looking for ways to improve the internship experience for your students or for yourself and your fellow supervisors. Newman has used his many years of experience working with interns and field supervisors to create this guide to the school psychology internship process to address these common concerns. He provides a comprehensive overview of the school psychology internship process from start to finish, describing actions that can be taken to promote a high quality, dynamic internship experience. Emphasis is placed on the idea that the internship year is a dynamic and formative experience, not a static event, and that interns and supervisors both must be active planners, coordinators, and shapers of the experience. Each part of the book explores a different phase of the internship, from the first days through job applications and interviews. Helpful and pragmatic tools are included throughout, such as evaluation tools, best practice guidelines, and sample forms. Online resources are also available to complement the book and include reproducible material from the book, videos students can use to practice their interviewing skills, and links to helpful resources.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness

Author: Amanda Ie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118294912
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars: Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports 2 Volumes

Caring for Ourselves

Author: Ellen K. Baker
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433811470
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Family Guide to Emotional Wellness

Author: Patrick Fanning
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781572242074
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explores the connection between family members and emotional well-being, and provides self-help techniques for finding solutions to such common problems as eating disorders, depression, marital relations, grief, and panic attacks.