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

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

Master of Social Work 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 May 2017

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

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

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 May 2016

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

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

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 May 2015

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

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

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 May 2015

The Experiences Of Huntington’S Disease Caregivers, Alisa Kanuit

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

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 May 2014

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

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

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 ...