Self-care is an ethical mandate and not a luxury. The ACA 2014 Code of Ethics states that counselors have a responsibility to monitor their level of well-being to prevent impairment. If counselors are not practicing self-care, they will be unable to provide competent services. The goal of this session is to provide practical guidelines for enhancing self-care from graduate school through retirement.
New professionals and seasoned professional alike are must develop self-care practices that will enable them to carry out their professional roles effectively. This LI addresses topics such as ways of coping with personal and professional stressors, managing stress, establishing personal and professional boundaries, relationships with self and others, finding meaning in life, a holistic approach to caring for self, and creating a realistic self-care plan.
Attendees will understand the relationship between self-care and competence.
Attendees will acquire knowledge of what is involved in an effective action plan for enhancing self-care.
Attendees will learn practical self-care strategies for all stages of their career.
Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling,
California State University, Fullerton