College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Wellness in counselor preparation revisited: Promoting individual well-being

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Publication Title

Journal of Individual Psychology

ISSN

1522-2527

Volume

68

Issue/No.

2

Abstract

As part of a semester-long student-led wellness program, graduate students in counselor education were introduced to a variety of self-care strategies, including dyadic and experiential activities for the mind, body, and spirit. The conceptual framework for the pilot program was the Adlerian-based Indivisible Self Model of Wellness. The complementary Five-Factor Wellness Inventory, which integrates Adler’s construct of holism and life tasks, was used as a pre- and post-test measure to determine changes to individual wellness. Additionally, the researchers gathered subjective feedback from participants regarding their experiences in the wellness program. Findings showed that offering this relatively simple and flexible wellness program had a positive impact on students’ knowledge and practice of wellness.

DOI

10.1353/jip.2014.0001

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