Shelly: A Case Study Focusing on Ethics and Counselor Wellness

Bret Hendricks, Loretta J. Bradley, W. Chuck Brogan, Charla Brogan, W. Chuck Brogan, Charla Brogan

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Counselors experience stress and anxiety as part of their profession. However, frequently counselors do not attend to their own needs regarding self-care and wellness, thus, placing themselves at risk of ethical violations relating to counselor impairment. In this article, a case study is presented with a correspondent wellness plan illustrating ways that counselors might implement self-care strategies to improve their wellness. The wellness treatment plan is written in conjunction with a physician, a cardiologist, who suggests simple ways to assess and monitor wellness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-359
Number of pages5
JournalThe Family Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2009


  • case study
  • counselor impairment
  • counselor stress
  • self-care
  • wellness


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