Burnout among psychologists-as-psychotherapist a critical analysis
This critical analysis addresses the literature on burnout among psychologists-as-psychotherapists. It speaks to the beginning stages of the concept of burnout and the various limitations with its definitions, conceptualization, and confusion with the term stress. An operational definition is developed in order to clarify the ambiguity. A review of the literature regarding burnout in psychologists is provided with the intent to identify specific stresses of client behaviors, psychotherapeutic issues, responsibility of the role, and clinical assessment, which may contribute to the burnout state. Consequences of the therapist experiencing burnout are given. Prevention and intervention recommendations are suggested. In addition, a discussion addresses the importance of the implementation of such recommendations and further research directions.
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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic;Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
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Chatain, Holly Beth, "Burnout among psychologists-as-psychotherapist a critical analysis" (1993). HIM 1990-2015. 20.