Master of Science (MS)
The causes, implications, and interventions for counselor burnout are examined for mental health counselors. Burnout/Self-care Among Mental Health Counselors was an eight week group run for the mental health counselors at Orleans County Mental Health. The Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Service Survey Third Edition (MBI-HSS) was given to measure three specific areas of burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment. The results indicate that there was improvement for the group as a whole after participating in Burnout/Self-care Among Mental Health Counselors, in the areas of emotional exhaustion, and depersonalization. However the results indicate that after participating in Burnout/Self-care Among Mental Health Counselors, the group experienced fewer feelings of personal accomplishment than they previously did. Procedural methods used during the group will be identified along the results and a discussion as to the possible reasons for the results.
Pettit, Julie A., "Burnout is to Counselors What Weeds Are to Your Flower Garden" (2007). Counselor Education Master's Theses. 82.