Caring for Ourselves: A Therapist's Guide to Personal and Professional Well-being

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American Psychological Association, 2003 - Psychology - 173 pages
Ellen Baker addresses a topic that is vitally important to therapists, offering a positive approach to enjoying their chosen profession, being the best they can be at it, and tackling or preventing burnout. A skillful group facilitator, Dr. Baker leads the journey towards self-awareness and self-care among psychology professionals, a group that is characteristically attuned to caring for others. This thought-provoking book demonstrates a way to balance personal and professional lives by tending physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, and the need to feel connected.

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Book is easy to read with good tips for self introspection. Several good exercises included in the Appendix. Read full review

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I wish this book existed during my graduate school years, as it brings up very relevant topics that are rarely discussed (if at all) during one's clinical training. Most of the issues covered ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Ellen K. Baker was on staff at the Veterans Administration Medical Centers of Washington, DC, and Palo Alto, California, and the Washington Women's Medical Center.

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