Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The relationship between clinician burnout and self-care activities offered on-site at outpatient community mental health agencies
by Beutler, Rebecca Lynn, Ed.D., Argosy University/Seattle, 2012, 120; 3530625
Abstract (Summary)

Clinician burnout is a biopsychosocial condition that has negative consequences on work performance and personal well-being. The purpose of this research was to identify relationships between clinician burnout and self-care activities offered on-site at outpatient community mental health (CMH) agencies, in addition to recognizing novel activities currently practiced. A regression analysis was conducted to identify relationships between the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) subscales and the Self-Care Survey created for this study. Twenty-two outpatient CMH agencies in Washington State were visited during scheduled team meetings to collect questionnaire data on-site in a group setting. 250 clinicians participated in surveys, but 190 surveys were included in statistical analysis due to missing data points. MBI emotional exhaustion (EE) was inversely correlated with the Self-Care Survey score along with clinical experience in years. MBI depersonalization (DP) was inversely correlated with the Self-Care Survey score. MBI personal accomplishment (PA) had a direct correlation to Self-Care Survey score in addition to clinical experience. Positive feedback from a supervisor and team celebrations were self-care activities inversely correlated with MBI-EE. Emotional support from coworkers was inversely related to MBI-DP. Self-reported innovative selfcare activities were explored and described in the literature. Further research is recommended to focus on particular activities, identify sufficient agency time optimal for self-care, examine safety training, and to repeat the research on a wider scale.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Moore, David
Commitee:
School: Argosy University/Seattle
School Location: United States -- Washington
Source: DAI-B 74/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Mental health, Behavioral psychology, Counseling Psychology
Keywords: Burnout, Clinician self-care, Community mental health, Counselor resiliency, Therapist resiliency
Publication Number: 3530625
ISBN: 9781267700353
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