Publication Date

2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

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.

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