How Do Psychologists and High Intensity Therapists Understand and Engage in Self-Care?
Prof Doc Thesis
Morris, S. 2018. How Do Psychologists and High Intensity Therapists Understand and Engage in Self-Care? Prof Doc Thesis University of East London School of Psychology
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Background: The demanding nature of therapeutic work, along with associated stressors and risk factors, puts therapists at risk of stress and distress. If unchecked, this may affect their psychological wellbeing and professional competence (Wise & Barnett, 2016). Engagement in self-care has been suggested not only to be protective against such outcomes, but as therapists’ ethical responsibility (Wise, Hersh, & Gibson, 2012). Therapist self-care has not previously been studied in the context of the National Health Service (NHS), where increasing pressures may be a barrier to both compassionate care of others and practitioner psychological wellbeing (Francis, 2013).
|Keywords||Self-care; therapist; psychologist; burnout; compassion fatigue|
|Publisher||University of East London|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.15123/uel.874z9|
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|Deposited||21 Nov 2019|
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