Counselor Self-Care

As you have learned in the assigned reading for this module, counseling children and adolescents can be emotionally draining and puts counselors at risk for professional burnout.

Reflecting on what you have learned in this course, what you know about your own personality, temperament and ability to care for yourself, and any past experiences you have had working with children, please respond to the following:

(1) What do you think would be the most difficult aspects of working with children for you personally?

(2) How do would you cope with those challenges?

(3) What specific self-care strategies would you use to prevent burnout?

(4) What advice would you give to a co-worker who is showing signs of compassion fatigue or burnout?