The Resilient Clinician (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Aug 8, 2007 - Psychology - 272 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Continually Creating New Inner Psychological Space An Ongoing Process of Mindfulness
3
Sensing the Dangers Chronic and Acute Secondary Stress
16
Enhancing Resiliency Strengthening Ones Own SelfCare Protocol
42
Replenishing the Self Solitude Silence and Mindfulness
80
Daily Debriefing Mindfulness and Positive Psychology as an Integral Part of the Clinicians Ongoing SelfReflective Process
123
Clinician An Honorable Profession a Meaningful Life
166
Causes of Burnout
175
Level 1Daily Burnout A Sampling of Key Signs and Symptoms
177
Level 2Minor Stress Becomes Distress Some Major Signs and Symptoms
179
The Basics of Stress Management
181
Clinicians Secondary Stress SelfAwareness Questionnaire
186
Individual Question Reflection Guide
195
Works Cited
211
Selected Bibliography
217
Permissions
243
Index
245

Level 1Daily Burnout Steps for Dealing With Daily Burnout
178

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