How to develop and maintain stamina in the counseling profession
Counselor burnout is a significant problem in the mental health counseling field. As a Practicum student and later as a professional counselor, it is crucial that you adopt strategies to help you endure the stresses and strains associated with the profession. Therefore, during your transition from student to professional counselor, it is important to spend some time thinking about how you will manage the demands of the profession.
In this paper, you will consider stamina strategies for the practice of mental health counseling and describe how you might use them. You also will consider how maintaining stamina will be important to your practice and future work as a mental health counselor.
Write a brief description of at least two strategies you have used or will use to develop and maintain stamina in the counseling profession. Be sure to explain how you might use these strategies. Then, explain why you think developing and maintaining stamina is important to your practice and future work as a mental health counselor.