Teaching Note—Teaching Self-Care and Wellness as a Professional Practice Skill: A Curricular Case Example

Erlene Grise-Owens, Justin Jay Miller, Laura Escobar-Ratliff, Nicole George

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Abstract

Educating for human rights and justice requires attention to the well-being of those being prepared to pursue these aims. This article describes an MSW program’s implementation of teaching self-care as a core practice skill. This curricular innovation stems from the increasing literature documenting the deleterious effects of burnout in professional helping and the need to address this concern in educational curricula. Further, this curricular change is a result of increased student exhaustion affecting academic performance and professional preparedness, and the ethical imperative to address this phenomenon. We describe specific components, strategies, and assignments in the curriculum as well as assessment of the curricular innovation. This curricular example is readily adaptable for other programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-186
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Social Work Education
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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