Caring for Others versus Self-preservation. Joys, Rewards, and Gifts of Practice. The Cycle of Caring as the Practice Essential. Skovholt, Ronnestad, The Long, Textured Path from Novice to Senior Practitioner. The Elevated Stressors of the Novice Practitioner. Hazards of Practice. Burnout: A Hemorrhaging of the Self. Balancing Caring for Others and Caring for Self. Sustaining the Professional Self. Sustaining the Personal Self. Mullenbach, Skovholt, Burnout Prevention and Self-Care Strategies of Expert Practitioners. Epilogue. Self-Care Action Plan.
Thomas M. Skovholt, PhD, ABPP is Professor of Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology at the University of Minnesota, and is a Licensed Psychologist. He has many years of experience as both a practitioner and teacher. Michelle Trotter-Mathison, PhD, is a Therapist at Boynton Health Center and Lecturer at the University of Minnesota.
"The authors explicitly state the case for help-giving as an extremely complex, dialectical, and demanding occupation. I have no doubt that students, novices, and professionals in the helping occupations will find this to be a major contribution to their professionalism and well-being." -- Moshe Israelashvili, PhD, Tel Aviv University, Israel "I welcome this book, as a psychotherapist, with my whole heart. The authors have left no stone unturned in identifying the pitfalls which can lead to burnout in practitioners in the business of "other care." -- Ursula Somerville, MEAP, MIAHIP, European Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor based in Ireland "Skovholt and Trotter-Mathison have offered well written observations of profound truth, informed largely by the superlative body of research on counselor development by Skovholt and colleagues. A stimulating and validating read for practitioners across the professional lifespan." -- Camille DeBell, PhD, Associate Professor of Counseling, Regis University "The second edition of The Resilient Practitioner is packed with insight and practical tools for mental health professionals. This is a great book for teaching and training, and for periodic self-assessment for the mature professional." -- Arnold Spokane, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Counseling Psychology, Lehigh University