- Self-care and Well-being in Mental Health Professionals: The Mediating Effects of Self-awareness and Mindfulness, Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Vol.32 (3), p. 247-264.
Self-care and Well-being in Mental Health Professionals: The Mediating Effects of Self-awareness and Mindfulness, Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Vol.32 (3), p. 247-264.
Area: Self-care and help avoid burnout and vicarious trauma
This article, while used for training and learning purposes, can provide insight about the importance of self-care, especially for mental health professionals, as well as insight about the use of Mindfulness, as part of self-care activities. As the authors mentions: Because mental health professionals are susceptible to impairment and burnout that may negatively affect clinical work, it is ethically imperative that they engage in self-care.
Richards, K, C. Campenni, C.E.,& Muse-Burke, J.L. (2010)
Type of resource
This resource is an article about the significance of self-care. It has an open access on the Journal of Mental Health Counseling.
Correlation with the project’s Curriculum: Assessment of personal strategies for dealing with stress. (The personal strategy that need to be adapted by the individual -based on this resource- is Mindfulness)
The whole article is significant.
This resource is written to be demonstrated to mental health professionals. However, mindfulness and the importance of self-care are areas that all professionals, who are on the edge of burn-out, should try and practice on a regular basis. Therefore, this resource can be also showed, for training and learning purposes, also to other audiences.
General comment by reviewer
Mindfulness is an area of self-care that not everyone may find intriguing. Therefore, we should keep that in mind, in order to avoid misunderstandings within the group.