Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Investigation into Burnout and Secondary Traumatic Stress in Mental Health Professionals Working with Individuals with Serious Mental Illness in Forensic Settings
by Lomibao, Madaline, Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2020, 136; 13902536
Abstract (Summary)

The prevalence of secondary traumatic stress (STS) and burnout have been studied without the inclusion of mental health professionals, working in direct care of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) in a forensic setting. For this particular study, a forensic setting is defined as a facility that provides either court mandated, or court related rehabilitative services to assist in cognitive restoration of competency, psychosocial rehabilitation, and ability to reintegrate effectively and maintain coexistence with other members of the community. This study aimed to investigate to what effect, if any, STS has on levels of burnout utilizing a linear regression analysis. This study also aimed at discovering whether levels of STS and burnout differ among the different types of mental health professions based on their number of years of education. The primary research design was a linear regression analysis. Additional comparisons were made across groups in measurements of STS scores and level of burnout scores using an. analyses of covariance (ANCOVA). The length of time mental health professionals and mental health workers worked with clients with SMI served as the covariates in both ANCOVAs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Williams, Sammie
Commitee: Gomberg, Linda
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: Clinical Forensic Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 81/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology
Keywords: Burnout, Mental health professionals, Secondary traumatic stress, Severe mental illness
Publication Number: 13902536
ISBN: 9781088316900
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