ERIC Number: ED202501
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Burnout/Stress. Tele PD Series, Spring 1980.
Stapelman, Mary Lee; Cooper, John D.
This packet of materials provides information for those who have obtained Lansing Community College's videotape series on stress and professional burnout and who plan to use these tapes in a professional development seminar. General information for seminar leaders is presented first, including a list of the contents of the packet, an outline of seminar objectives, and suggestions for conducting the seminar. Narratives on the content of each of the videotaped programs are then presented. The first program defines burnout as a self-imposed victimization; reviews the physical, emotional, and behavioral reactions to stress; discusses the tendency to blame others for stress; and urges the learners to keep a journal recording their stress-related feelings and behaviors. The second program expands on the phenomenon of blaming others; provides instruction for developing a personal profile of burnout symptoms; and discusses the individual's responsibility to effect needed attitudinal and value changes in light of these symptoms. The third program examines barriers to change caused by distortions in a person's perception due to excessive blaming or imbalances in physical, social, or emotional behavior. Within and between each videotape summary are instructions to the seminar leader regarding activities and group discussions. A seminar evaluation form and handouts on stress management, self-acceptance, and preventing burnout are appended. (JP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lansing Community Coll., MI.