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.
Caring for Others versus Self-Preservation. Joys, Rewards, and Gifts of Practice. The Cycle of Caring as the Practice Essential. Skovholt, Ronnestad, The Long, Textured Path from Novice to Senior Practitioner. The Elevated Stressors of the Novice Practitioner. Hazards of Practice. Burnout: A Hemorrhaging of the Self. Balancing Caring for Others and Caring for Self. Sustaining the Professional Self. Sustaining the Personal Self. Mullenbach, Skovholt, Burnout Prevention and Self-Care Strategies of Expert Practitioners. Epilogue. Self-Care Action Plan.