The Quest for Wellness – A Conversation with Dr. Gerard Lawson

The Quest for Wellness – A Conversation with Dr. Gerard Lawson


About this Episode:

Self-care is a journey. Dr. Gerard Lawson shares personal wisdom, guidance, and self-care strategies from his 30-year professional journey that counselors can call upon throughout their careers to move from merely surviving to truly thriving in their work.


About Gerard:

Dr. Gerard Lawson is a professor in the Counselor Education program at Virginia Tech. He is past-president of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Virginia Counselors Association. Since joining the Virginia Tech faculty in 2002, Dr. Lawson has published his research in journals such as the Journal of Counseling and Development, Counselor Education and Supervision, and The Clinical Supervisor. He has presented at national and international conferences on a range of topics, including counselor wellness, crisis response and resilience, and clinical supervision. Dr. Lawson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor.

You can email Gerard at

Links and References

Links & Resources:

The Resilient Practitioner: Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Prevention and Self-Care Strategies for the Helping Professions

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion


APA Citation for this Episode:

Smith, J. (Producer). (2020, January 28). EP155: The Quest for Wellness – A Conversation with Dr. Gerard Lawson [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from


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