ERIC Number: ED454481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
School Psychologists, Stress, and Burnout.
Miles, Dorothy D.; Chittooran, Mary M.
School psychologists are often subject to severe stress when they work with troubled families and children. Burnout from physical, mental, or emotional exhaustion as a result of the chronic stress is not uncommon in the profession. One problem of being attentive to the needs of others is that the caregiver's needs often get overlooked or forgotten. Developing self-awareness can help school psychologists become more proactive towards early signs of burnout. This article looks at the physical signs of stress and the research regarding school psychologists' experience with stress and burnout. It also considers some stress management techniques and suggests that if school psychologists are more attuned to their own signs of stress, they can be proactive in assessing their own needs and implementing some of the strategies to reduce stress and burnout. (Contains 18 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (Washington, DC, April 17-21, 2001).