Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



vicarious resilience, sentipensante, counselor education, counseling

Subject Area

Counseling, Counselor Education


To support the retention of counselors in the field, suggestions influenced by a deficit lens caution and affirm the importance of preventative wellness to counselors while highlighting the impact related to the lack of attentiveness towards counselors’ well-being such as impairment, vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout. The construct of vicarious resilience is a transformative lens of care (Hernandez-Wolfe, 2018). For counselors, this lens includes substantial benefits towards the counselor’s wellbeing when collaborating with empathy and care to reframe initial thinking surrounding the therapeutic relationship. This article consists of a conceptual framework for integrating vicarious resilience into counselor education as a culturally responsive construct by addressing (a) empirical and conceptual literature related to vicarious resilience from varied fields including mental health and education; (b) dimensions of vicarious resilience to promote operational awareness of the construct; (c) sentipensante as an andragogical framework for implementing vicarious resilience into counselor education; (d) and strategies for implementing vicarious resilience into curriculum with sentipensante as an andragogical lens and framework.



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