The Resilient Clinician (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, USA, 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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Excellent book on self care for those in the helping professions. Read full review

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Excellent book on self care for those in the helping professions. Read full review

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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About the author (2007)

Robert J. Wicks strives to open people who are used to giving to the miracle of receiving. He accomplishes this goal by marrying sound psychology and basic spiritual truths that set the stage for profound personal transformation. A popular presenter at workshops and conventions, Wicks is especially appealing to people in the helping professions physicians, teachers, psychologists, and ministers assisting them to integrate the psychological and the spiritual so they can extend their emotional flames to others without burning out in the process. He has worked around the globe from the psychological debriefing of relief workers evacuated to the United States from Rwanda to conducting workshops in Cambodia for members of the international community assigned to help the Khmer people rebuild their nation. Additionally, he delivered presentations at Walter Reed Army Hospital to health care professionals involved in caring for Iraqi war veterans with amputations and severe head injuries. Wicks, a Queens, New York, native, received a master s degree in clinical psychology in 1973 from St. John s University and a doctorate in psychology from Philadelphia s Hahnemann Medical College in 1977. In 1996, Pope John Paul II awarded Wicks a papal medal for his service to the Catholic Church. Wicks has written more than forty books including Streams of Contentment, Riding the Dragon, and Crossing the Desert. He is on faculty at Loyola College, Baltimore. Wicks and his wife Michaele have a grown daughter. They live in suburban Baltimore, Maryland.

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