SaraKay Smullens, the bestselling author of Whoever Said Life is Fair?: A Guide to Growing Through Life's Injustices and Setting YourSelf Free: Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Abuse in Family, Friendships, Work and Love, is now turning even greater attention to a subject near and dear to y/our hearts: the looming reality of burnout in the field of social work and effective strategies of self-care that can help social workers persevere and prosper. You may remember that The New Social Worker and SaraKay both won the NASW Media Award in 2013, and that the article she wrote was entitled What I Wish I Had Known: Burn Out and Self Care in Our Social Work Profession.
SaraKay is looking for interview subjects to respond to a short questionnaire and, if applicable, agree to a follow-up interview (30-45 minutes). Confidentiality is guaranteed, and all identifying details will be changed to meet with the interviewee's approval. In accordance with National Institute of Health guidelines, no payment is offered to those willing to assist in this research, but each qualified respondent will receive a copy of SaraKay's new book on burnout and self-care when it is published by the NASW Press in Fall 2015. In addition, you will have the benefit of knowing you helped many other social workers like yourself to navigate this tricky terrain!
If you are interested in participating, please contact SaraKay Smullens at: email@example.com. Please use the tagline/subject header: Burnout and Self-Care.