The Stress of Helping Others Navigate a Pandemic: The Importance of Self-Care for Counselors

John Harrichand (Assistant Professor in the Department of Counselor Education) published an article that highlights the importance of self-care and wellness for counselors as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.


Although self-care and wellness practices are important in counselor education, they have yet to be mapped and incorporated into the CACREP curriculum. Counselor educators are called to teach and model these practices for counselors in training (CIT) in a post-pandemic reality. The authors provide specific recommendations for integrating self-care and wellness practices across the CACREP curriculum in counselor education training programs, as well as pragmatic approaches for professional counselors, to address the paucity of literature.


Harrichand, J.J.S., Litam, S.D.A. & Ausloos, C.D. (2021). Infusing Self-Care and Wellness into CACREP Curricula: Pedagogical Recommendations for Counselor Educators and Counselors during COVID-19. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. doi: 10.1007/s10447-021-09423-3

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Posted: February 17, 2021