On-site counselor’s wellness center: the development/enhancement of self-care techniques to avoid burnout

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Online DMin Project  [ Browse Items ]
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English 
Publication Year
2014 
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Previous research has examined stress, burnout in clinical counselors and other helping professions. However, there is little research regarding stress and burnout with persons that have a one-on-one client contact on a daily basis. Additionally, some clinical counselors may have fewer skills and education that may not be required in some substance abuse and alcohol therapeutic communities. This research examined clinical counselors that work in therapeutic communities and other professionals. It focused on such factors as age, gender and the degree level on stress, burnout rates, as well as the need for self-care support. I conducted one-half day trainings a total of twelve participants from therapeutic communities. I also conducted one-day training with an empowerment group that I teach that consists of six women from different backgrounds. Both groups completed a stress, burnout and self-care assessments, as well as a wellness survey. I attribute the small sample size and time-frame sampling to these results. Further research should examine the stress and burnout rates of clinical counselors to determine other factors that attribute to these rates. The study did show each participant suffered some levels of stress and some are on the border line of burnout. Nevertheless, age and gender were not the determining factors.  
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