ERIC Number: EJ1131850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Burnout among the Counseling Profession: A Survey of Future Professional Counselors
Wardle, Elizabeth Ann; Mayorga, Mary G.
Journal on Educational Psychology, v10 n1 p9-15 May-Jul 2016
Research studies indicate that, the rate of burnout among professional counselors is a continued concern. The nature of the work that counselors do make them susceptible to stress and poor self-care leading to possible burnout. Counselors and counselors in training need to develop awareness about the possibility of burnout when entering the world of professional counseling. Developing a self-care awareness component in counseling programs is advocated by the American Counseling Association as part of counselor training to help prepare future counselors against burnout that leads to counseling impairment. The aim of this study was to examine a group of counseling student participants to obtain measurable data regarding the presence of indicators of burnout. The purpose of the study was to determine the presence of burnout among this student population. This research was conducted using a two-part survey that included demographic data, and a burnout assessment tool, based on the Freudenberger Burnout Scale, (2007), which examined what they were presently experiencing that could lead to burnout. Over 85% of the participants in this study have some degree of indication that burnout is either something they should be aware of and paying attention to, or they are overtly demonstrating indication that they are burned out, with a situation that may be threatening to their physical and mental well-being.
Descriptors: Burnout, Counselors, Counselor Training, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Online Surveys, At Risk Persons
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