Residential Counselors and Self-Care (1 CE)
This course is for: Psychologists, Counselors, and LMFTs
Course By: Tamara Avery, PsyD
Content By: Lemmons, R. and Zanskas, S. (2019). Residential counselors and self care: A retrospective qualitative study of archival interview data. Health Services Research and Managerial Epidemiology, 6, 1-9.
Course Description: Turnover and burnout have been widely studied across the helping professions. Professionals providing counseling and psychotherapy will experience occupational hazards of secondary traumatization and burnout at some point in their careers. Overall, counselors should select work settings that have both supervisory and organizational supports for self-care. This includes encouraging a culture of wellness through support, development, and coverage for time off. Implications show that practices and policies are needed to promote effective self-care across individual, supervisory, and agency domains.
- Review the literature regarding residential counselor burnout, organizational barriers, and self-care plans
- Consider self-care interventions, organizational supports, and how agencies can promote wellness
- Understand the statistical findings and areas for further research
- Read and understand Residential Counselors and Self Care: A Retrospective Qualitative Study of Archival Interview Data
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the factors related to residential counselor burnout coupled with the statistical findings from the accompanying article
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the relationship between counselor burnout, self-care interventions, and wellness through support