Self-Care for School Psychologists
Whether you are a practitioner, graduate educator, graduate student, or work in private practice, it is important to practice good self-care throughout the year. This is especially true-although feels harder to do-during busy, stressful times. Self-care is an important part of our personal professional practice, a key component of prevention for ourselves and the children we serve, and critical to our ability to help others.
When you put self-care on your weekly to do list, you are more likely to follow through. Use these helpful resources to get started.
- Solutions to Prevent Burnout (Podcast)
- Promoting a Work/Life Balance (Podcast)
- Self-Care: The Missing Link in Best Practice (Part I) (Article)
- Self-Care: The Missing Link in Best Practice (Part II) (Article)
- The Resilient School Psychologist (Article)
- Stress, Self-Care, and Developing Effective Support Systems (Early Career) (Article)
- Thriving in Graduate School (Article)
- Care for the Caregiver (Resource)
- NASP Find-A-Mentor Program (Resource)
- Reflective Supervision: A Clinical Supervision Model for Fostering Professional Growth (Article)
- Retention Strategies to Support School Psychologists (Resources)
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- University at Buffalo | School of Social Work
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- Yoga Journal
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- Yoga to the People
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- Verywell Mind
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- Yoga With Adriene (YouTube)
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