Webinar: Ethics and Self-Care

Join us for a presentation on ethics and self-care. We will discuss why professional self-care is an ethical practice and some strategies you can use in your own self-care routines. Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the relationship between counseling codes of ethics and self-care.
  • How self-care concepts relate to professional performance, to colleagues within the work setting, and to the ethical provision of rehabilitation counseling services.
  • Developing a self-care plan.

The contents of this webinar were developed with support from the Center for Innovative Training in Vocational Rehabilitation (CIT-VR) funded by the US Department of Education, the Rehabilitation Services Administration. The ideas, opinions, and conclusions expressed, however, are those of the authors and do not represent recommendations, endorsements, or policies of the US Department of Education.

This webinar is close captioned and a transcript is available below.

Evaluation and CRC Credits:

We encourage you to please complete the evaluation survey for this webinar.  You will need to complete the evaluation survey after viewing the webinar if you would like to obtain CRC credits.



Dr. Rob Froehlich, Ed.D., LPC, CRC
Project Director/Adjunct Professor
The George Washington University Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education (CRCRE)
(804) 794-6667 | rfro@gwu.edu

John Walsh
Project Director
The George Washington University Center for Innovative Training in VR (CIT-VR)
(267) 961-3148 | jcwalsh@gwu.edu

Reading List:

Reading list referenced in the presentation:

  • Alarcon, G. M. (2011). A meta-analysis of burnout with job demands, resources, and attitudes. Journal of vocational behavior, 79(2), 549-562.
  • Bradley, N., Whisenhunt, J., Adamson, N., & Kress, V. E. (2013). Creative approaches for promoting counselor self-care. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. 8(4), 456-469. Includes discussion of ACA Code of Ethics (earlier version) as relates to self-care
  • Hendricks, B., Bradley, L. J., Brogan, W. C., & Brogan, C. (2009). Shelly: A case study focusing on ethics and counselor wellness. The Family Journal, 17(4), 355-359.
  • O’Sullivan, D., & Bates, J. K. (2014). The relationship among personal and work experiences: Implications for rehabilitation counselor well-being and service provision. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 28(1), 45-60.
  • Posluns, K., & Gall, T. L. (2019). Dear mental health practitioners, take care of yourselves: A literature review on self-care. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 1-20.
  • Richards, K., Campenni, C., & Muse-Burke, J. (2010). Self-care and well-being in mental health professionals: The mediating effects of self-awareness and mindfulness. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 32(3), 247-264.
  • Tabaj, A., Pastirk, S., Bitenc, Č., & Masten, R. (2015). Work-related stress, burnout, compassion, and work satisfaction of professional workers in vocational rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 58(2), 113-123.
  • Warren, J., Morgan, M. M., Morris, L. N. B., & Morris, T. M. (2010). Breathing words slowly: Creative writing and counselor self-care—the writing workout. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 5(2), 109-124.

15 Comments on “Webinar: Ethics and Self-Care”

    1. Hi Ruth,
      Thank you for your comment. To participate in this training, please watch the webinar video above. You can complete the evaluation survey once you watch the video to be eligible for CRCs.

  1. I participated in the training and then took the quiz. I only took the quiz one time, but received a message stating that I had exceeded the number of times I could take the quiz. Will I receive CRC continuing ed for this?

    1. Hi Cindy, We were experiencing some technical issues with the evaluation form last evening and earlier today. This issue has been resolved. Please try submitting the evaluation form (https://gwcrcre.org/eval-2020-03-selfcare/) again. You will receive an email confirmation when we receive your evaluation results. We hope you found this presentation helpful.

  2. Thank you for the webinar.. I would to see maybe some information about how some actual VR offices and managers are using self- care for day to day office stress with clients and staff.

  3. Thank you for the wonderful webinar. The presentation and documents are easy to follow and a great reminder of how important self-care is on a holistic level.
    Much appreciated.

  4. Thank you for the webinar. I completed the webinar yesterday and completed the evaluation/quiz but didn’t receive confirmation of the CRC credit. Please let me know if I have done something wrong.

    1. Hi Eugenia,
      Have you received your CRC information yet? Otherwise I can check into that for you. I did confirm that you completed the evaluation form.
      Best Regards,

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