Burnout Is Defined By Emotional Exhaustion, Depersonalization, And Reduced Sense Of Personal Accomplishment

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Burnout is defined by “emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced sense of personal accomplishment” (Conrad & Kellar-Guenther, 2006, 1071). Findings in regards to burnout has shown that “private practitioners may have less risk of burnout than counselors working in community settings, perhaps due to greater autonomy and fewer contextual or systemic stressors” (Thompson, Amatea, & Thompson, 2014, 59). Male psychotherapist has been found to suffer more from burnout than female and that “younger professional have reported higher level of burnout than more experienced professionals” (Thompson, Amatea, & Thompson, 2014, 60). Burnout is often found in persons with a higher level of “enthusiasm in their efforts to help others (Diaconescu, 2015). Burnout is a result from “stress that comes about through the social relationship between a helper and a help recipient (Awa, Plaumann, & Walter, 2010, 184). Burnout is also an indication for turnover in that workplace (Font, 2012).
Burnout is affected by the workplace in either a negative or a positive way. Those individuals working in a more positive work environment reported less burnout (Thompson, Amatea, & Thompson, 2014). Personal resources that are available to the professional is also a factor in burnout; personal resources can be autonomy and, cross training, (Font, 2012; Thompson, Amatea, & Thompson, 2014; Individuals who feel that their work environment is a fair and equitable and are able to find trust and…

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