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Burnout – a working definition:

Burnout – a working definition An emotional exhaustion Syndrome of behavior Consequence of stressful employment Impairment that results in the inability to transcend stressful events A complex configuration of phenomena

Burnout - symptoms:

Burnout - symptoms emotional exhaustion h lack of any positive feelings h fatigue h frustration h apathy h psychosomatic illnesses h listlessness h emotionally overextended h depersonalization h unfeeling reactions to clients h lack of personal accomplishment h glassy eyes h feeling incompetent h anxiety h emotionally worn down

Burnout – Factors that contribute to counselor burnout:

Burnout – Factors that contribute to counselor burnout Environment Organizational factors Nature of client-helper interactions - perceived inequities Individual Factors Over-identification/over-involvement with the client Therapeutic locus of control Coping style and needs

Burnout – Why is it an ethical issue?:

Burnout – Why is it an ethical issue? Emotional Exhaustion Depersonalization, unfeeling reactions to clients Lack of personal accomplishment or feeling incompetent at your job Increased alcohol and drug use Employee theft Declining level and quality of service to clients Boundary issues Avoidance of involvement with certain types of cases

Burnout – Measurement instruments:

Burnout – Measurement instruments Maslach Burnout Inventory The Staff Burnout Scale The Tedium Scale

Burnout – Helpful resources:

Burnout – Helpful resources http://www.friedsocialworker.com

Burnout – Helpful resources:

Burnout – Helpful resources Seven Salutary Suggestions for Counselor Stamina Selectivity Temporal Sensitivity Accountability Measurement and Management Inquisitiveness Negotiation Acknowledgement of Agency

Burnout – some prevention measures:

Burnout – some prevention measures Avoid overidentification Set boundaries The battle for initiative Clear professional objectives Simple interventions first Maintain a sense of humor Self-care Expect trial and error

Burnout - references:

Burnout - references Arthur, N. (1990). The assessment of burnout: a review of three inventories useful for research and counseling. Journal of Counseling & Development, 69, 186-189. Cottone, R., & Tarvydas, V. (2003). Ethical and professional issues in counseling (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education . Burnout in the workplace self-test. Retrieved September 30, 2004, from http://www.baptisteast.com/WOR004.cfm Osborn, C. (2004). Seven salutary suggestions for counselor stamina. Journal of Counseling & Development, 82, 319-328. Savicki, V., & Cooley, E. (1982, March). Implications of burnout research and theory for counselor educators. The Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1982, March, 415-419. Truchot, D., & Deregard, M. (2001). Perceived inequity, communal orientation and burnout: the role of helping models. Work and Stress, 15, 347-356. VanAuken, S. (1979, October). Youth counselor burnout. The Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1979, October, 143-144.

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