Self-Care in Action

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 6,10
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 10: Health and Well-Being

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand how self-care is incorporated into the NASP ethical guidelines.
  2. understand the ethical imperative of self-care in the workplace.
  3. recognize what practitioners do for their own self-care, before and during COVID-19, and rate their own perceived stress level.
  4. apply a set of recommendations to reduce stress and promote action by engaging in strategies reported by practitioners.
  5. learn how this research integrates with the new NASP 2020 Practice Model.


Practitioners who utilize self-care strategies can feel a relief of anxiety during times of adversity. This paper presentation will describe a mixed method study that investigated the self-care of practitioners, with the goal of providing recommendations for self-care. We will provide results of a national study on self-care practices of practitioners, including actions taken during the COVID-19 crisis. Practitioners will learn strategies that lead to a healthier workforce.



Sarah D. Jackson, Graduate Student
James R. Deni, Professor
Stephanie L. Corcoran, Professor


Jodi C. Williams


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