Promoting wellness and preventing professional distress are important to the well-being of the individual psychologist and for professional psychology. 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. Recognizing signs of personal or collegial distress can be challenging. Here are some resources to help from APA Practice Central.
- An action plan for self-care. (PDF, 378KB)
- Professional health and well-being for psychologists.
- Occupational vulnerability for psychologists.
- Intervening with an impaired colleague.
- Tips from practitioners on finding work-life balance.
- Not going it alone: peer consultation groups.
- Risk factors and self-care for practitioners working with trauma clients.
- Alcohol and problem drinking.
- The pregnant therapist: caring for yourself while working with clients.
- Retirement: making a successful transition.
- Tips for self-care.
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