Burnout : Mental Health Professionals

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Blau, Tatum, and Goldberg (2013) indicated that burnout has been studied in various mental health workers, including; case managers, psychologist, psychotherapist, social workers, rehabilitation counselor, and intensive care workers. Due to the nature of the field and high involvement with the others, mental health workers are likely to experience burnout (Sangganjanavanich & Balkin, 2010). Multiple job duties can cause unnecessary stress within the work environment when daily task is not managed properly among mental health professionals. In a survey completed by the American Counseling Association (ACA) 75.7% of mental health professionals that colleagues coping with burnout are significant threat to the profession of counseling (Puig, Baggs, Mixon, Park, Kim, & Lee, 2011). Of those professional, 63.5% indicated that they are aware of colleagues who cope with burnout (Puig, Baggs, Mixon, Park, Kim & Lee, 2011).
Craig and Sprang (2010) indicate that mental health professionals that provide therapy services are faced with daily life adversities that other professionals do not have to encounter. Moreover, other professionals only witness these adversities through television and film (Craig & Sprang, 2010). Burnout has been studied in marriage and family therapist, professional counselors, and school counselor (Lee, Choi, Kissinger, and Ogle; Thomas, Kholi, and Choi; Wilkerson, 2009). In addition, research indicates a significant interaction with burnout and
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