ERIC Number: EJ801167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Support and Self-Care: Professional Reflections of Six New Zealand High School Counsellors
Evans, Yvonne A.; Payne, Monica A.
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v36 n3 p317-330 Aug 2008
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.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Counseling, High Schools, School Counselors, Stress Variables, Family Work Relationship, Counselor Training
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand