Week 9: reflection & summary

 Read the article at the following link from Counseling Today.

http://ct.counseling.org/2009/05/from-burning-bright-to-simply-burned-out/ (Links to an external site.)

Write a one page summary of the chapter for this week as well as the article in the link above. 

Write a 2 page summary and reflection of your readings. 

What stood out to you? 

How do your readings relate to the self-care plan you proposed in your discussion this week.    At the end of the term, WEEK 9, you will evaluate your commitment, growth, and follow-through based on the plan you had created for yourself on week 2. 


Additional Resources

  • Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue
    Wonder if you have Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, are burned out, or in fact have Compassion Satisfaction? This is a highly reliable test and is used a great deal in research on the subject.
  • Psychology Today, Burnout (Links to an external site.)
    There are four neat articles from Psychology Today that are relevant to us all: “Why Am I so Burned Out?” “You Brain Needs a Break,” “The Fast Track to Burnout,” and “Take This Job and Love It” are all good articles on the basics of burnout and what to do about it.
  • Headington Institute’s Web Page for Caregivers (Links to an external site.)
    This page has a brief synopsis of signs and symptoms in relation to understanding and addressing vicarious trauma.