Workplace Violence Among Counselors
Janet Kathleen Kempf; John M. Laux, PhD; Tahani Dari and Christine M. Fox
Workplace violence (WPV) is a global concern associated with workers’ intentions to leave their job, increased use of sick leave, diminished ability to provide quality care, and diminished psychological well-being (Kempf et al., 2023). And while counselors are at greater risk of experiencing WPV than other professions because they engage distressed members of the public, Kempf et al. stated little is known about WPV in counseling settings. Given the current shortage of counselors and the connection between WPV, burnout, and retention, it is time for counselors to take the necessary preventive and responsive steps to address what may be a threat to both counselor wellness and client care (Kempf et al., 2023). This Continuing Professional Development is of significant value to clinical mental health agency managers, counselor supervisors, practicing counselors, current counselor trainees as well as counselor educators and researchers.
1.Understand the counselors’ experiences of client-initiated workplace violence (WPV).
2.Discuss implications for current counselor trainees, practicing counselors, counselor supervisors, clinical mental health agency managers, and counselor educators and researchers.
3.Know suggestions for future research.
1.5 NBCC Hours; 1.5 (CRC and CVE) CRCC Hours; 1.5 WA Hours; 0 APT Hours; 0 NAADAC Hours; 1.5 NY Hours; 0 Ethics Hours