Self-Care 101 – Practical Tips, Tools and Strategies for Work/Life Balance

3 Units
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Course Description

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Educators role and responsibilities continue to increase causing professionals to experience feelings of being overwhelmed, anxious and stressed as part of their daily life. The code of Ethics for the American Counseling Association (ACA: ACA, 2014) states that counselors should “engage in self-care activities.” Similarly, the Code of Ethics for the Association of American Educators states that professional educators should “maintain sound mental health.” Through structured experiences, group discussions, and practical activities, participants will learn effective self-care tips, tools, and strategies. This interactive course will help participants assess current self-care strategies and identify needs improvement areas for better work/life balance. Participants can select practical strategies from a self-care domain activities list to create short and long-term smart goals and develop a personal self-care plan.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for PreK -12 educators and other school personnel.

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What You Will Learn

  • Define self-care
  • Describe the five domains of self-care
  • Explore the cultural implications of self-care
  • Analyze how different strategies in Dr. Gwen’s A to Z Self-Care Guide can be utilized personally and professionally
  • Write short-term and long-term self-care smart goals
  • Utilize strategies to develop a personal self-care plan


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The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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