ERIC Number: ED214075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Preventing Burnout through Counselor Training.
Jones, Mary Ann; Emanuel, Joseph
This paper focuses on burnout in the helping professions and outlines steps that can be taken during counselor training to eliminate or reduce burnout. A discussion of the way in which the internal system of the counselor trainee can provoke burnout concentrates on issues of needs, expectations, and professional philosophy. Three burnout predisposing professional assumptions often held by counselor trainees that must be recognized and evaluated are described, i.e.,: (1) the assumption of personal responsibility for change within a counseling relationship; (2) the judgment of one's own competency for client success or failure; and (3) the assessment of one's self as a totally accountable change agent. Strategies which counselor educators can teach to help trainees recognize how they contribute to their own burnout, assess their burnout vulnerability, and learn techniques to assist themselves in avoiding burnout are discussed. Techniques such as forming prognoses along with diagnosing client problems, varying the client load, and keeping current through the professional literature and continuing education are included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (Milwaukee, WI, October 16-18, 1981).