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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Nicholette Takawira

Australian Regional Counselling Practitioner Wellbeing: An Exploratory Mixed Method Study Investigating the Moderating Effect of Self-Care in Mitigating Psychological Distress in Counselling Practitioners.

Date: 25 February 2021
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Venue: Online
Contact: For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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There is a growing body of literature that addresses the importance of self-care in human services practitioners as a strategy to look after one’s mental health and wellbeing. This literature makes assumptions based on the link between self-care and a decrease of the negative psychological effects on practitioners resulting from counselling practice. A main assumption is that adequately training practitioners about self-care practices should result in increased self-care abilities and improved mental health by lowering levels of psychological distress. Based on this core assumption this study proposes that increased self-care practices can empower the practitioner to have better control over their psychological distress in their professional practice and explores this in a Queensland Regional context.