Lisa M. Hernandez
Texas Christian University
February 9, 2015
Thoits, P., (1995) Stress, Coping and Social Support Processes: Where Are We? What Next?, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, vol. 35, pg. 53-79
This article depicts the stressors of social workers in their practice, how stress is handled and the process of gaining the support they need to adequately function and cope with the variety of stress they experience in the field. Ms. Thoits calls upon research to answer questions that have been, at that time, unanswered, such as “How the impact of stress affects physical and mental health.” A great example of evidence based practice in the making, the article calls upon various research to explain the vast consequences of unmanaged stress. The article also speaks of personal control and perceived social support and how they influence general health and mental health. The theory used would be Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. How a person perceives his or her stress will impact the trauma they experience because of stress.
Also detailed is how social support systems can greatly enhance the coping skills when dealing with stress. Finding others that experience the same type of stressful situations have been proved …show more content…
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