Stealing minutes: a tri-study of reconstructing self-care for mental health professionals using research as daily practice, case study, and grounded theory

John Lafayette Granger Coppola

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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The majority of approaches to self-care in the mental health field revolve around activities that take place outside of the work environment or on supervision and policy level approaches. Using social constructionist and narrative principles, I created, implemented, and studied a series of workshops focused on intra-day approaches to self-care. Using Research As Daily Practice, Case Study, and Grounded Theory approaches I was able to gain insights at each phase of the project and provide richer resources for moving forward with the goal of constructing a new approach to self-care. This study may benefit therapists, educators, and other helping professionals in reducing stress in the workplace through providing simple and effective tools to use with clients, students and others.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Wilderom, Celeste P.M., Supervisor
  • Wilderom, Celeste P.M., Supervisor
  • McNamee, Sheila, Supervisor
  • St. George, Sally, Advisor
Award date15 Jul 2016
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2016



  • METIS-320294
  • IR-102847

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