Self-Care Across the Life Continuum
Practitioners are encouraged to take care of themselves so that they do not become stressed or progress further along the continuum to distress or impairment. These resources can help you prepare for the challenge of taking care of yourself as well as your clients.
Achieving Balance: Psychologists Share Their Secrets (PDF, 2,787KB)
This presentation explores how psychologists define and maintain emotional stability through greater self-awareness and strategies for maintaining balance.
Self-care and Working Within LGBT Communities (PDF, 253KB)
A presentation describing the unique challenges of working in small communities, especially the LGBT community, and why psychologists need to take care of themselves.
Women Leaders 2009 (PDF, 599KB)
Women leaders from minority groups may feel the need to be superwomen, have to deal with a bad self-image, and must choose a supportive work environment.
The Early Career Psychologist and Self-Care — Jill Oliveira Gray, PhD (PDF, 1.2MB)
Advice to early career psychologists on self-care, negotiation, problemsolving, supporting others and the reality of early career life.
Psychological Wellness and Self-Care as an Ethical Imperative — Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD (PDF, 315KB)
A presentation about burnout, distress and impaired competence.
Balancing Work and Family: Preparing for the Midlife Crunch — David L. Blustein, PhD (PDF, 142KB)
A presentation describing the challenges and stress of midlife, including aging parents, financial strains and children.
Self Care for Women: Now Not Later — Anabel Bejarano, PhD (PDF, 179KB)
A presentation on why women need to take care of themselves and suggestions on how to do so, including getting organized, having fun and communicating needs to others.
Self-Care in Military Operational Settings — Erick Bacho, PhD (PDF, 266KB)
A presentation describing the experience of deployment in a military situation, including how families cope, reactions to deployment and resilience.
The 21st Century Challenge: Balancing Work, Children, and Aging Parents — David L. Blustein (PDF, 214KB)
Unexpected turns in life include illness, divorce, relationship problems, financial challenges and work issues.