Dr Sarah Parry, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Psychologist at Manchester Metropolitan University, has released a new book.
Effective Self-Care and Resilience in Clinical Practice: Dealing with Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout has recently been published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Combining a number of examples from a variety of practices, including clinical psychology, consultancy, and nursing, each chapter explores how compassion can influence therapeutic work and improve practitioner wellbeing. Topics include stress-resilience, the nature of self-care, self-compassion or self-criticism, and supervision in therapeutic practice.
Following an accessible review of relevant literature from the editor, these stories offer guidance and ideas for practitioners to prioritise their wellbeing in order to navigate organisational challenges, overcome barriers to self-care, and develop a compassionate framework for practice, contributing to a more rewarding experience for all.
Dr Parry said: “If we as ‘carers’ allow ourselves to be ‘trained out’ of compassion, there will be consequences at individual, relational and organisational levels.”