Support and self-care: professional reflections of six New Zealand high school counselors
Evans, Y. A. & Payne, M. A. (2008). Support and self-care: Professional reflections of six New Zealand high school counsellors. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 36(3), 317-330.
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In many Western societies there is increasing demand for counselling; in turn, heightened levels of support needs have been identified for counsellors themselves. Despite calls for practitioners to adopt a more proactive approach to self-care, research suggests many still pay insufficient attention to alleviating on-the-job stress or achieving 'work-life balance'. These issues were examined within the context of inviting six high school counsellors in New Zealand to talk generally about their professional lives. The authors suggest findings support calls for counsellor education programmes to offer structured opportunities for trainees to reflect upon the task of discursively constructing professional roles.
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