Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work: A Guidebook for Students and Those in Mental Health and Related Professions by SaraKay Smullens
Are you exhausted, stressed, overwhelmed? Or do you feel that these reactions are very close, waiting in the wings? If so, Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work is the book for you. Burnout, one of the primary reasons why committed social workers leave the profession, is a grave and pervasive problem with glaring impact. Those entering social work and all related fields, as well as those already deeply involved, must be educated about its toll and prepared to address and prevent the depletion it causes.
This book provides valuable insights for all who carry complex and divergent responsibilities. SaraKay Smullens addresses both burnout and self-care from a professional, personal, social, and physical perspective. She integrates research, case studies, questionnaire responses, and her seasoned experience to identify three major root causes of burnout – compassion fatigue, countertransference, and vicarious trauma – and defines creative strategies for individual self-care opportunities. Learn More >>
Resilience in Action: An Information and Practice Guide by Roberta R. Greene and Nicole Dubus
Helping professionals are called to aid individuals and communities in times of tragedy or disaster. Effective intervention and treatment often hinge on augmenting the natural resilience of those affected by adverse situations. But what is resilience How can practitioners recognize, foster, and celebrate resilience in the people that they serve.
Resilience in Action: An Information and Practice Guide examines the methods, practices, and protocols of the resilience ecological stress model (RESM). A metatheory grounded in ecological systems, RESM can be used to help individuals, families, and communities regain the ability to function after calamitous events. In this book, Roberta R. Greene and Nicole Dubus demonstrate how to apply RESM’s framework with a variety of different service users, including those battling a chronic disease, navigating workplace violence, or coping with the aftereffects of an earthquake. Learn More >>
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