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Cultivating Professional Resilience in Direct Practice
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Overwhelming empirical evidence indicates that new social workers, particularly those going into child welfare or other trauma-related care, will discover emotional challenges including the indirect or secondary effects of the trauma work itself, professional burnout, and compassion fatigue. However, the newly revised CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) does not mandate the inclusion of content related to self-care in social work curriculum or field education. In a textbook that bridges the gap between theoretical and pragmatic approaches to this important issue in human service work, Jason M. Newell provides a potential resolution by conceptualizing self-care as an ongoing and holistic set of practice behaviors described as the key to professional resilience. To address the effects of trauma-related care on direct practitioners, Newell provides a comprehensive, competency-based model for professional resilience, examining four key constructs-stress, empathy, resilience, and self-care-from a range of theoretical dimensions. For those who work with vulnerable populations, the tendency to frame self-care solely within organizational context overlooks the importance of self-care in domains beyond the agency setting. Alternatively, he uses a framework grounded in the ecological-systems perspective conceptualizing self-care as a broader set of practice behaviors pertaining to the whole person, including the physical, interpersonal, organizational, familial, and spiritual domains of the psychosocial self. Alongside professional self-care practices at the organizational level, Newell makes a case for the pragmatic role of recreational activities, time with family and friends, physical health, spirituality, and mindfulness. The application of a comprehensive approach to self-care practice has potential to empower practitioners to remain resilient and committed to the values, mission, and spirit of the social work profession in the face of trauma.
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Overwhelming empirical evidence indicates that new social workers going into child welfare or other trauma-related care discover emotional challenges. However, the revised CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) does not mandate the inclusion of content related to self-care in social work curricula. In a textbook that bridges the gap between theoretical and pragmatic approaches, Jason M. Newell provides a solution by conceptualizing self-care as the key to professional resilience. By examining four key constructs-stress, empathy, resilience, and self-care-from different theoretical dimensions, Newell offers an extensive, competency-based model. He describes a framework grounded in the ecological systems perspective conceptualizing self-care as a broader set of practice behaviors pertaining to the whole person. This comprehensive approach to self-care can help practitioners remain resilient and committed to social work in the face of trauma.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments 1. An Introduction to Resilient Practice Through Holistic Self-Care Section 1: Theory, Conceptualization, and Measurement 2. Understanding the Connection Between Stress and Trauma 3. Chronic Empathy and Trauma in Human Service Work: Implications for Social Service Professionals 4. Understanding and Preventing the Effects of Professional Burnout and Indirect Trauma: An Individual and Organizational Challenge 5. Assessment and Measurement of Occupational Stress and Trauma Section 2: A Holistic Framework for the Application of Self-Care Practices 6. The Essential Practice of Professional Self-Care: The Key to Professional Resilience 7. Preserving Professional Resilience: The Ongoing Practice of Holistic Self-Care 8. The Ethical Obligation of Professional Self-Care, with James L. Jackson Jr. 9. Trauma-Informed Education, Training, and Professional Development 10. The Use of Mindfulness Practice as a Function of Self-Care Epilogue: Finding Balance in Social Work Practice: Self-Care as Practice Wisdom Worksheets Personal Reflection Exercise: Resilience and Self-Appreciation Personal Reflection Exercise: Engaging Group Discussion on Trauma Sample Assignment: Deep Breathing Exercise Sample Assessment of Organizational Strengths and Challenges Self-Care Process: Setting Organizational Goals Self-Care Process: Setting Personal Goals Professional Development Assignment: Construct a Plan of Personal and Professional Self-Care Suggestions for Developing a Comprehensive Plan of Self-Care Sample Goals and Objectives for a Plan of Self-Care Blank Template for a Comprehensive Plan of Self-Care Sample Self-Care Plan: Personal Table Sample Assignment: Journaling Mindfully Bibliography of Recommended Readings Bibliography of Suggested Internet Resources Glossary References Index

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Jason M. Newell is associate professor and director of the social work program at the University of Montevallo.

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Newell emphasizes the importance of professional self-care as it relates to providing ethical and quality services to others who are vulnerable and needing help. Clearly, if as helping professionals we do not take the first breath of oxygen, how is it possible to help others breathe? -- Carolyn Szafran, Washburn University Jason M. Newell's important book is a wake call to the field of social work and its accrediting body; that self-care is the key to professional resilience. Awake and read this book! -- Charles R. Figley, Tulane University

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