When Helping Starts to Hurt: A New Look at Burnout among Psychotherapists

When Helping Starts to Hurt: A New Look at Burnout among Psychotherapists

by William N. Grosch, David C. Olsen
     
 
A career in mental health can be rewarding and deeply satisfying. Yet, when clinicians fail to maintain balance between work, family, and leisure, they are vulnerable to burnout. In addition to offering advice on preventing burnout, the book presents a model for treatment. This is illustrated in short vignettes and one extended case study. The authors share their

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A career in mental health can be rewarding and deeply satisfying. Yet, when clinicians fail to maintain balance between work, family, and leisure, they are vulnerable to burnout. In addition to offering advice on preventing burnout, the book presents a model for treatment. This is illustrated in short vignettes and one extended case study. The authors share their optimism that burnout is not a given and that, through the use of professional peer group support, supervision, and individual therapy, it can be avoided or overcome.

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Explores the roots of burnout--boredom, exhaustion, despair, and poor judgment in reaction to heavy, prolonged environmental demands--among mental health workers. Uses short vignettes and one extended case study to describe the phenomenon, offer advice on prevention, and present a model for treatment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393701678
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.84(d)

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