Beyond the Hype: What Research Says About Self-Care

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 10
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about the potential role for self-care in preventing burnout and enhancing professional effectiveness.
  2. learn about research-supported practices in engaging in self-care.
  3. engage in the initial steps of developing their own self-care plan.


Application of self-care strategies has frequently been recommended to prevent burnout and increase meaning derived from work, but there are important questions about how to best implement self-care to enhance professional functioning. This presentation will share the results of a project intended to teach self-care strategies to first year school psychology graduate students. The presenter will share lessons learned from implementing this project to assist attendees with making research-based decisions about their own self-care strategies.



Bradford Daly, Alfred University


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