ERIC Number: EJ1033203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Developing Self-Care Practices in a Trauma Treatment Course
Shannon, Patricia J.; Simmelink-McCleary, Jennifer; Im, Hyojin; Becher, Emily; Crook-Lyon, Rachel E.
Journal of Social Work Education, v50 n3 p440-453 2014
This article describes the development of self-care practices of social work students who were part of a larger study of students' experiences in a graduate course on the treatment of trauma. Consensual qualitative research methods were used to analyze 17 participant journals submitted at 4 times during the course. Findings indicated that students benefited from being introduced to evidence-based practices for mediating the stress of trauma education, including journaling and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Although students reported struggling with developing effective self-care practices, they demonstrated an ability to integrate self-care into their professional practice behaviors. The authors review recommendations for research and pedagogy of self-care practices in courses on trauma treatment.
Descriptors: Trauma, Graduate Students, Student Experience, Clinical Experience, Qualitative Research, Best Practices, Stress Management, Daily Living Skills, Course Descriptions, Student Journals, Online Surveys, Questionnaires, Gender Differences, Ethnicity, Majors (Students), Physical Activities, Social Support Groups, Cognitive Restructuring, Professional Development, Skill Development
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A