Dr. Taqueena Quintana, Faculty in Antioch New England’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program published an article in the Florida School Counselor journal entitled “Refilling Your Cup: A School Counselor Self-Care Routine.” The article describes the need to shift work routines to include self-care and to support one’s own well-being and the well-being of those we serve.
“This is a great article for all and the recommendations in Dr. Quintana’s article are applicable to students, faculty, staff,” said Dr. Cathy Lounsbury, Chair, Associate Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.
Dr. Taqueena Quintana is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), national certified counselor (NCC), approved clinical supervisor (ACS), board-certified telemental health counselor (BC-TMH), counselor educator, author, and consultant. She has over 12 years of experience in education and counseling within various settings including K-12 institutions, colleges/universities, private practice, military installations, hospitals, and community mental health agencies. Dr. Quintana is dedicated to supporting and preparing the next generation of professional counselors to serve historically excluded groups and communities. She has presented nationally and internationally at various counseling conferences and has published peer-reviewed articles that focus on culturally responsive practices in counseling. Her research interests include counseling military-connected youth, clinical supervision, school-based mental health, supporting students with disabilities, anti-racist counseling, and telemental health.
“Self-care is a vital part of overall personal wellness and development. School counselors are charged with meeting the academic, career and social/emotional needs of diverse K–12 populations.” Read the full article here.