Dissertation - Public Access
Ed.D. Doctor of Education
Counselor Education and Supervision
Dr. Martin Wesley
Dr. Marguerite Chabau
Counselors being able to engage in self-care practices to establish and maintain their wellness is a well-documented need. The risks of neglecting self-care are also well documented, yet counselors struggle to engage in consistent self-care practices (Baker & Gabriel, 2021; Posluns & Gall, 2020). When demand for counselors is constant (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 2020) an examination of how to impact counselor wellness through supervision discussion of self-care is needed. The purpose of the study was to examine supervision discussion of self-care, support of mastery of counselors-in-training’s emotions and any resulting impact on counselor wellness. Data collection included survey of counselors-in-training about supervision paired with implementation of the Five Factor Wellness Inventory (FFWEL; Myers & Sweeney, 2014). The questions regarding supervisor behaviors correlating to CIT wellness resulted in weak correlations between supervisor behaviors and CIT wellness scores. Insight regarding improving counselor wellness through increasing counselor self-care and therefore prolonging and strengthening delivery of quality counseling represents a critical need in the counseling field today.
Brumfield Grima, Erin, "Supervisory Impact on Counselor-In-Training Wellness" (2023). Dissertations. 775.