The Resilient Clinician / Edition 1

The Resilient Clinician / Edition 1

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by Robert J. Wicks
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195316975

ISBN-13: 9780195316971

Pub. Date: 08/08/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Author of several acclaimed books and expert in the field of secondary stress, psychologist Robert Wicks addresses the experience of the mental health professional and raises awareness of the insidious, almost silent psychological defenses of denial and avoidance in the life of the clinician. A concise guide to preventing and limiting acute and chronic secondary

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Author of several acclaimed books and expert in the field of secondary stress, psychologist Robert Wicks addresses the experience of the mental health professional and raises awareness of the insidious, almost silent psychological defenses of denial and avoidance in the life of the clinician. A concise guide to preventing and limiting acute and chronic secondary stress, The Resilient Clinician offers an overview of mindfulness and meditation as it applies to the clinician's own life rather than that of the client or patient, and describes how to develop a personally designed self-care protocol. This immensely readable book also includes one of the most current selective bibliographies of relevant research and clinical and theoretical publications in the subject area, from common stressors and vicarious post-traumatic stress disorders to burnout and compassion fatigue. Informed by positive psychology and infused with compassion and wisdom, this book will help clinicians remain challenged, maintain perspective, and be inspired both professionally and personally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195316971
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/08/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
337,584
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Continually Creating New Inner Psychological Space
LAn Ongoing Process of Mindfulness
1. Sensing the Dangers: Chronic and Acute Secondary Stress
2. Enhancing Resiliency: Strengthening One's Own Self-Care Protocol
3. Replenishing the Self: Solitude, Silence...and Mindfulness
4. Daily Debriefing: Mindfulness and Positive Psychology as an Integral Part of the Clinician's Ongoing Reflective Process
Epilogue: Clinician
LClinician: An Honorable Profession, a Meaningful Life
References
Appendices
1-1. Causes for Burnout
1-2. Daily Burnout: A Sampling of Key Signs and Symptoms
1-3. Level 1 - Daily Burnout: Steps for Dealing with 'Daily Burnout'
1-4. Level 2 - Minor Stress Becomes Distress: Some Major Signs and Symptoms
2-1. The Basics of Stress Management
4-1. Clinicans' Secondary Stress Self-Awareness Questionnaire
4-2. Individual Question Reflection Guide
Works Cited
Selected Bibliography
Index

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The Resilient Clinician: Secondary Stress, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Enhancing the Self-Care Protocol of the Psychotherapist, Counselor, a 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very informative for both the new or experienced clinician. Well researched. If you buy into the first third of the book, which most people do, the middle third can be skimmed while you jump to the last third of the book which is solutions and self care.