Counselor and Workplace Wellness Programs: A Conceptual Model

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2017
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Saliba, Yvette
Barden, Sejal
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Occupational stress is a top source of stress for over 65% of Americans due to extended hours in the workplace. Recent changes in health care have encouraged employers to build workplace wellness programs to improve physical and mental health for employees to mitigate the effects of occupational stress. Wellness programs focus on either disease management; treating chronic illnesses, such as hypertension and diabetes; lifestyle management; or preventing chronic illnesses through health promotion. This manuscript provides an overview of recent changes in health care and describes a conceptual framework, Steps to Better Health (S2BH), that counselors can use in workplace wellness programs. S2BH is an 8-week psychoeducational group based on the combination of motivational interviewing (MI) and the transtheoretical model of change (TTM).
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Saliba, Y., & Barden, S. (2017). Counselor and workplace wellness programs: A conceptual model. The Professional Counselor, 7(2), 104-113. https://doi.org/10.15241/ys.7.2.104
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