SelfCare Resource Hub

Here are the references to the sources we use when we train, write and develop resources.

They also provide the evidence that we drew from in order to develop our '5 Pillars of Protection Model'.


The resource hub will evolve, so please let us know if you feel that there are further sources that will add value.

The resources are divided into sections, relevant to their primary topic, please be aware that some topics will cross subject areas and professions.

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Boucher, S. Looking Through a Lens of Terribleness. (2016) Unpublished.


Boucher, S. (2019). Pillars of Protection. BACP Workplace Journal, [online] (99). Available at:

Newell, J. M., & MacNeil, G. A. (2010). Professional burnout, vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue: A review of theoretical terms, risk factors, and preventive methods for clinicians and researchers. Best Practices in Mental Health: An International Journal, 6(2), 57–68.

Sodeke-Gregson, E., Holttum, S. and Billings, J. (2013). Compassion satisfaction, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress in UK therapists who work with adult trauma clients. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 4(1), p.21869.


Parry, S. ed., (2017). Effective self-care and resilience in clinical practice : dealing with stress, compassion fatigue and burnout. London ; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Tehrani, N. (2010). Managing trauma in the workplace. London: Routledge.

Rothschild, B. and Rand, M.L. (2006). Help for the helper : the psychophysiology of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. New York: Norton.


Boucher, S. (2018) 'What is Professional Trauma and Fatigue?' 7 December. Available at:

Professional Trauma and Fatigue



Collins, S. Statutory Social Workers: Stress, Job Satisfaction, Coping, Social Support and Individual Differences, The British Journal of Social Work, Volume 38, Issue 6, September 2008, Pages 1173–1193,


Health & Safety Executive (2020) Work-related Stress and how to tackle it. Available at: 


Compassion Fatigue


Kapoulitas, M. and Corcoran, T. (2014) Compassion fatigue and resilience: A qualitative analysis of social work practice. Qualitative Social Work, 14(1), p.86-101.


Figley, C. (1995). Compassion fatigue. 1st ed. New York: Routledge.


Trauma. Vicarious/Secondary Trauma


Newell, J., Nelson-Gardell, D. and MacNeil, G. (2015). Clinician Responses to Client Traumas. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 17(3), pp.306-313.

McCann, I. and Pearlman, L. (1989). Vicarious traumatization: A framework for understanding the psychological effects of working with victims. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 3(1), pp.131-149.


Goldsmith Turow, R. (2017). Mindfulness skills for trauma and PTSD : practices for recovery and resilience. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Herman, J. (2015). Trauma and recovery. New York: Basic Books.

Joseph, E. and Linley, E. (2008). Trauma, Recovery, and Growth: Positive Psychological Perspectives on Post traumatic stress. John Wiley & Sons.

Rothschild, B. (2000). The body remembers : the psychophysiology of trauma and trauma treatment. New York ; London: Norton.

Rothschild, B. (2010). 8 Keys To Safe Trauma Recovery : Take-Charge Strategies To Empower Your Healing. New York: W.W. Norton.

Saakvitne, K.W. and Pearlman, L.A. (1996). Transforming the Pain : a Workbook on Vicarious Traumatization. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Van Der Kolk, B. (2015). The body keeps the score : mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma. London: Penguin Books.




Babin, E.A., Palazzolo, K.E., & Rivera, K.D. (2012) Communication Skills, Social Support, and Burnout among Advocates in a Domestic Violence Agency, Journal of Applied Communication Research, 40:2, 147-166.

Freudenberger, N. (1974). Staff Burnout. Journal of Social Issues, (30), pp.159-165.

Hansung Kim PhD MSW & Madeleine Stoner PhD (2008) Burnout and Turnover Intention Among Social Workers: Effects of Role Stress, Job Autonomy and Social Support, Administration in Social Work, 32:3, 5-25.

McFadden, P., Campbell, A. and Taylor, B. (2014). Resilience and Burnout in Child Protection Social Work: Individual and Organisational Themes from a Systematic Literature Review. British Journal of Social Work, 45(5), pp.1546-1563.


Maslach, C. (2015). Burnout. Los ALtos, CA: Malor Books.


The Five Pillars of Protection


Collier, K. (2019) 'The Five Pillars of Protection'. 3 February. Available at:




Kinman, G., & Grant, L. (2011). Exploring stress resilience in Trainee social workers: The role of emotional and social competencies. British Journal of Social Work, 41(2), 261-275. 


Grant, L. and Kinman, G. (2014). Developing resilience for social work practice. Red Globe Press.

Robertson, D. (2012). Resilience : how to survive and thrive in any situation. London: Teach Yourself.




Hawkins, P. and Shohet, R. (2012). Supervision in the helping professions. Maidenhead: McGraw Hill / Open University Press.



Self Care


Norcross, J. C. (2000). Psychotherapist self-care: Practitioner-tested, research-informed strategies. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 31(6), 710–713.


Grise-Owens, E., Miller, J. and Eaves, M. (2016). The A-to-Z self-care handbook for social workers and other helping professionals. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: New Social Worker Press.

Hardy, J. (2017). The Self-Care Project. 1st ed. London: Orion Spring

Narain, N. and Narain Phillips, K. (2018). Self-Care for the Real World. Random House.

Reading, S. (2017). The self-care revolution : smart habits & simple practices to allow you to flourish. London: Aster.


Boucher, S. (2017). The Argument for self-care. [online] Communities - The Law Society. Available at: [Accessed 19 Feb. 2020].

Boucher, S. (2019). Learning to Take Care of Ourselves. Social Work News, [online] Jan., pp.12–15. Available at:


Barsky, A. (2019). The New Social Worker Online — the professional social work careers magazine. [online] Available at:



Peer Support

Other Resources

50 Acts of Professional Self-Care for Social Workers - Available here


Trauma Informed Culture


Greaves, L. and Poole, N. (2012). Becoming trauma informed. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.