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ERIC Number: EJ1161993
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
A Call for Self-Compassion in Social Work Education
Iacono, Gio
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v37 n5 p454-476 2017
Many social work students approach the end of their formal training unprepared to utilize self-care approaches to prevent burnout. Providing students more comprehensive self-care training can help address this issue. One approach to fostering self-care and addressing stress and burnout in social work students is the attitude and practice of self-compassion (SC; i.e., compassion directed inward). Training in SC can be helpful, as it has been shown to be effective in addressing stress and burnout, as well as enhancing practice. This article explores the benefits of integrating an SC approach within professional social work education. A definition, review of the SC literature, and a conceptual sketch for integrating SC approaches in social work education are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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