Keeping Yoursel Well: Self-Care in Promoting Counselors' Psychological Well-Being

Voon, Siok Ping (2018) Keeping Yoursel Well: Self-Care in Promoting Counselors' Psychological Well-Being. Jurnal PERKAMA, 21 (1). pp. 151-171. ISSN ISSN 0127 / 6301

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Helping profession like counselor is characteristically attuned to caring for other. Yet, it costs to care for others. Helping others can be painful for the helper. Thus, having a sense of psychological well-being is crucial to maintaining a healthy personal and professional self. Creating a sustainable balance between caring for clients and caring for ourselveshas become an important concept in promoting counselor psychological well-being. However, the concept of self-care has not received enough attention in Malaysia. This paper identifies the hazards of the counseling profession and self-care as ethical imperative, highlights the importance of self-care in promoting counselor’s psychological well-being and discusses the future direction of its research and practice among counselors in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: self-care, physiological well being, counsellors
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Siok Ping
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2021 03:40
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2021 03:40

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