Preventing burnout in professionals and paraprofessionals who work with child abuse and neglect cases: A cognitive behavioral approach to supervision

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Abstract

Professionals and paraprofessionals who treat children and families where child maltreatment has occurred are subject to many strains. This article focuses on the potential for burnout in such work. It discusses strategies in supervision to combat early manifestations of burnout and to prevent its full-blown occurrence. A cognitive-behavioral framework is used to help supervisors identify the sources of strain, the maladaptive, and inflexible assumptions regarding their own capacities as professionals and their own views of families that these strains may violate, and ways to work with supervisees to reduce the impact these violations have. It also addresses supervisors own reactions to the high level of needs such families and children present and the strain on the supervisory relationship they produce. Institutionally based and systemic issues are highlighted. (C) 2000 John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-663
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of clinical psychology
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology

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