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The Impacts Of Supervision On Social Workers Who Experience Client Suicidal Behavior, Chelse Paulzine Jan 2018

The Impacts Of Supervision On Social Workers Who Experience Client Suicidal Behavior, Chelse Paulzine

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

The impacts of supervision on social workers who experience client suicidal behavior is outlined in this research, as well as recommendations for social workers, social work supervisors and agencies now to create a more effective supervisory experience in the event of a client suicide attempt or completion. This qualitative research study surveyed 64 social workers who either identified as a Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Graduate Social Worker or Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker to explore social workers experiences in supervision after they experienced a client suicide attempt or completion. The themes that arose in the research included: positive feelings experienced ...


Factors Which Put Social Workers At A Greater Risk For Burnout, Brittney Wacek Jan 2017

Factors Which Put Social Workers At A Greater Risk For Burnout, Brittney Wacek

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This systematic review was designed to answer the following research question: What factors put social workers at risk for experiencing burnout. Databases searched were SocINDEX and Social Work Abstracts. Articles pertaining to professional burnout involving social workers were selected based on information gathered in peer-reviewed articles from the database search. Articles were systematically searched using the keywords and phrases secondary trauma, interventions, mental health professions, vicarious trauma, and clinical social workers. Out of the available articles, 14 were selected to be included in this review. Through review 2 primary themes emerged 1) occupational environment and 2) personal factors. Occupational environment ...


Preventing Burnout: An Exploration Of Social Workers' Challenges And Coping Strategies, Lawren Rohling Jan 2016

Preventing Burnout: An Exploration Of Social Workers' Challenges And Coping Strategies, Lawren Rohling

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In this systematic review, the researcher synthesized literature regarding the stressors and de-stressors that social workers endure in their careers. Using SocINDEX, PsycINFO, and Social Work Abstracts, 13 studies meeting criteria for the review were then analyzed. Themes identified included: stressors coming from the work place, coping strategies that social workers use to deal with their stress, symptoms from stress, social workers working with children having more stress than those working with adults, and reasons why social workers do not quit their jobs. The studies included in this review found several main reasons for stress and ways to cope with ...


The Impact Of Compassion Fatigue And Burnout Among Residential Care Workers On Client Care: Implications For Social Work Practice, Amanda J. Hanson Jan 2015

The Impact Of Compassion Fatigue And Burnout Among Residential Care Workers On Client Care: Implications For Social Work Practice, Amanda J. Hanson

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The purpose of this study was to explore what factors contribute to burnout and compassion fatigue in a residential treatment setting, what factors may help to minimize risk for the development of compassion fatigue in a residential treatment setting, and how these two issues affect client care. This study utilized a mixed-methods design by sending out an online survey to two residential treatment centers serving youth with emotional and behavioral difficulties (n = 88). Descriptive statistics were used to identify participants compassion fatigue and burnout levels as well as better understand what symptoms of these two phenomena were most affecting participants ...


The Experiences Of Huntington's Disease Caregivers, Alisa Kanuit Jan 2015

The Experiences Of Huntington's Disease Caregivers, Alisa Kanuit

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Huntington's Disease (HD) is a genetic, inherited, and terminal neurological disorder that affects both physical and mental capacities. The most recent estimates state that 1 in every 10, 000 Americans has HD and more than 250, 000 are at risk of inheriting the disease from a parent (Huntington's Disease Society of America, 2013). Caregivers can be defined as informal or formal. Informal caregivers are typically family members such as spouses, children, or siblings. Formal caregivers are paid, professional caregivers. Family members often become caregivers for diagnosed individuals, however, the need for formal and paid care increases as the ...


Practice What You Preach: Dbt Therapists’ Skill Utilization In Burnout Prevention, Kate Browning Jergensen Jan 2014

Practice What You Preach: Dbt Therapists’ Skill Utilization In Burnout Prevention, Kate Browning Jergensen

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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between DBT practitioners’ skill use and consultation team on burnout and stress levels. The study was exploratory in nature and used a mixed methods convenience sample that surveyed DBT practitioners through an international list serve. Burnout and stress were measured along with skill use, perspectives on consultation team, and demographic information. The sample included 135 survey responses and participants varied in demographic information. Results found that there was a negative correlation between burnout and skill use and that in general practitioners use the skills on a frequent basis and find ...


Agency Support For Self-Care And Burnout Among Licensed Social Workers, Catherine Wyman Jan 2014

Agency Support For Self-Care And Burnout Among Licensed Social Workers, Catherine Wyman

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Social workers often work in stressful environments and experience secondary trauma through their clients. An examination of the available literature has found that social workers experience symptoms of burnout. Previous research also indicated that self-care is beneficial to decreasing stress levels in social workers. In this study, a quantitative and qualitative survey was distributed to licensed social workers in the state of Minnesota examining burnout and self-care within the context of the social work agency. Quantitative data was evaluated using descriptive and inferential statistics. Qualitative data was analyzed and coded using grounded theory methodology. There were no significant quantitative findings ...


Burnout In The School Social Worker: Related Individual And Organizational Factors, Melissa A. Sutlief Jan 2013

Burnout In The School Social Worker: Related Individual And Organizational Factors, Melissa A. Sutlief

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Having been linked to turnover, absenteeism, a reduction in the quality of services, numerous physical and psychological disorders, and a disruption in interpersonal relations, burnout is a major concern in many human service occupations. This qualitative study sought to identify the factors that either contributed to or prevented burnout in a school social worker. The author of this study analyzed data from a qualitative, semi-structured interview with eight school social workers who have worked in the field ranging from 8 to 33 years. Individual, organizational, and characteristics of the student population were assessed via open-ended questions, which sought to identify ...


Early Onset Of Social Work Burnout, Dayse L.M. Koski Jan 2013

Early Onset Of Social Work Burnout, Dayse L.M. Koski

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The issue of social worker burnout impacts the growth and sustainability of the social work industry. The purpose of this project was to determine if there is a connection between the amount of time as a social worker and level of burnout. Mailing addresses for 150 Minnesota social workers were randomly selected and mailed a survey. The survey included the Burnout Measurement Short (BMS) questionnaire, an established self-administered burnout assessment tool, and other pertinent burnout related questions. Data from 43 completed surveys were entered into a spreadsheet. The data was organized and analyzed using Minitab to perform ANOVA calculations. The ...


Burnout Among Child Protection Workers: The Role Of Supervision, Katelyn M. Davies Jan 2013

Burnout Among Child Protection Workers: The Role Of Supervision, Katelyn M. Davies

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This paper explores supervision as it relates to a prevalent theme among child protection workers: burnout. Prominent research in the study of burnout identifies three components: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal efficacy (Maslach, Schaufeli, & Leiter, 2001). These three components are integrated and addressed in a qualitative exploratory study. The sample, consisting of eight child protection workers, participated in a 30-45 minute semi-structured interview. The interview was guided by an instrument developed by the researcher specifically to address supervision as it relates to the three dimensions of burnout. Grounded theory was used to code and identify themes in the data. Themes ...


Risks And Supportive Factors Of Burnout Among School Social Workers In Early Childhood Special Education Setting, Veronica Vazquez Freeberg Jan 2013

Risks And Supportive Factors Of Burnout Among School Social Workers In Early Childhood Special Education Setting, Veronica Vazquez Freeberg

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This qualitative study examined the risk and supportive factors of burnout among school social workers in the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) setting. Data was collected through semi-structured standardized interviews with 7 licensed school social workers currently working in this area. Theme coding methods were used to inductively analyze codes in the data and to find common themes from the interviews. Themes that emerged were separated into six categories: personal, organizational, and job structural risks factors, and personal, organizational, and job structural supportive factors. The majority of the findings of this study were consistent with previous research. Other themes that ...


An Examination Of Self-Care And Social Support Regarding Burnout Levels Of Direct Care Staff And Social Workers, Tina Paskey Jan 2012

An Examination Of Self-Care And Social Support Regarding Burnout Levels Of Direct Care Staff And Social Workers, Tina Paskey

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

Previous research has examined burnout in social workers and other helping professions, however, there is little research regarding burnout in “direct care” workers, or those who work directly with clients and tend to have less experience and education. This research examined the effect of demographic factors such as age, experience, gender, and degree level on burnout rates, as well as the effect of social support and self-care on burnout. Twenty-nine participants from two social service agencies in the Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota area completed an online survey. Results showed that none of the variables studied appeared to have an effect on ...


The Realities Of Burnout In Health Care Social Work: How Individuals Are Responding By Practicing Meditation, Laura Robinson Jan 2012

The Realities Of Burnout In Health Care Social Work: How Individuals Are Responding By Practicing Meditation, Laura Robinson

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

In today’s society social work professionals are often overwhelmed as they try to juggle the responsibilities of life, from managing their home and advocating for their community, to meeting the demanding needs of work. For many the reality of burnout is all too familiar. Burnout is often characterized by emotional exhaustion, cynicism and a lack of personal accomplishment. For health care social workers who struggle in juggling the act of life, their experience is additionally impacted by the health care system as their expectations and responsibilities feel unmanageable. Some professionals in the field of health care social work have ...


In Their Own Voice: Family Caregivers Speak About Chronic Mental Illness, Emily Ross Jan 2012

In Their Own Voice: Family Caregivers Speak About Chronic Mental Illness, Emily Ross

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The shift in the United States’ treatment of individuals with chronic mental illnesses from a hospital to community-based system, a process that has come to be known as deinstitutionalization, has markedly impacted mental health service delivery. Family members of people with a chronic mental illness have often had to assume critical caregiving roles in order to provide care to their relatives with a chronic mental illness within the context of their own community. This study examined the needs of family members, often referred to as family caregivers, who have a relative with a chronic mental illness for whom they provide ...


Eating Disorder Clinicians: From Personal Recovery To Supporting Others, Melissa A. Young Jan 2012

Eating Disorder Clinicians: From Personal Recovery To Supporting Others, Melissa A. Young

Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers

This qualitative study examined the experiences of clinicians at an eating disorder clinic who are recovered from their own eating disorders. The literature covered topics such as eating disorder types and symptoms, etiology, onset and duration, causes and risk factors, treatment interventions, therapeutic alliance, self-disclosure and burnout. The research questions for this study were: (1) What are the experiences of clinicians who treat clients with eating disorders after having recovered from their own? (2) How much self-disclosure is appropriate in the therapeutic relationship? (3) What type of accountability or support is in place for the clinician to be prepared for ...


Burnout Among Mental Health Workers In A Nonprofit Organizational Setting, Danielle Fox Jan 2012

Burnout Among Mental Health Workers In A Nonprofit Organizational Setting, Danielle Fox

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The purpose of this research is to examination the burnout tendencies of mental health social workers in an organizational setting. Specifically, looking at: What are the tendencies of burnout in mental health social workers in a nonprofit organizational setting and what are their interpretations of burnout? This research provides further insight into the actual numbers of mental health social workers experiencing burnout in a local organizational setting, and provides information around what these social workers identify as burnout and what they believe are the main causes.

Social workers in mental health and other professions are experiencing burnout at an alarming ...