Dear all students,

Being a mental health professional is a rewarding, an exciting, and a life-changing experience. However, it may involve some negative aspects like long working hours, emotionally drainage, and professionally isolation, especially if you are planning to counsel in private practice. Hence, in the first appearance of this column in our newsletter, I would like to share a widely cited article that talks about self-care for mental health professionals. This article “Psychotherapist Self-Care Practitioner-Tested, Research-Informed Strategies” by Dr. John Norcross includes a list of self-care techniques for psychotherapists. I hope you will enjoy reading it.

You may find the article from the HKU library website, as usual. Or, you may find the article from Google just by typing the full name of the article.

Norcross, J. C. (2000). Psychotherapist Self-Care Practitioner-Tested, Research-Informed Strategies. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 31 (6), 710-13.

Warmest regards,

Paul