KEY FEATURES: Required 2016 CACREP standards for CMH Counseling programs are covered. Chapter authors are leading counseling writers, and many are practicing CMH counselors. Chapter topics apply theory to real-world issues of practice, such as paperwork and medications. Case studies and discussion questions afford students opportunities to apply what they read to practical situations. Evidence-based treatments, neuroscience, and other cutting-edge topics reflect the currency of the text.Bolded key concepts help students to focus their reading and learning.

Wellness, Self-Care, and Burnout Prevention

Chapter 12 wellness, self-care, and burnout prevention
Gerard Lawson Jennifer M. Cook

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Identify the high-touch hazards of clinical mental health (CMH) counseling
  • Understand burnout and strategies for preventing burnout
  • Analyze the impacts of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue
  • Formulate a personal plan for career-sustaining behaviors
  • Apply what you learned to a case study

CMH counselors are highly trained professionals who, when licensed, are endorsed by the state in which they practice as someone who can provide high-quality mental health care. There are many rewarding and challenging personal and professional outcomes as a result of this training and work. By virtue of their role, CMH counselors come ...

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