Date of Award
Applied Clinical Project (ACP)
Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy (DMFT)
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – Department of Family Therapy
Stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue are pervasive risk factors of being a clinician in the mental health field. Morse et al.(2012) found the rate of burnout among mental health professionals ranged from 21 to 67 %. The prevalence of clinicians and graduate students who experience burnout highlights the significance of creating a culture of self-care in graduate schools. Both clinicians and graduate students are trying tofind a balance between their personal and professional lives, and at times it can become overwhelming. After reviewing the research, many studies are addressing the importance of self-care in the mental health field. Research related to self-care supported the notion that self-care is an effective tool to increase overall well-being. However, there is a gap in research focusing on marriage and family therapy students. Thepurpose of my applied clinical project is to critically evaluate the existing research that focuses on self-care in graduate school in hopes to support the proposed development of a structured self-careworkshop that can be implemented in graduate programs.
Caroline Talbott. 2021. Development of a Self-Care Workshop: Designed to Support Graduate Students in Clinical Programs. Capstone. Nova Southeastern University. Retrieved from NSUWorks, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – Department of Family Therapy. (84)