Beaumont, EA, Durkin, M, Hollins-Martin, CJ and Carson, J 2016, 'Measuring relationships between self-compassion, compassion fatigue, burnout and well-being in student counsellors and student cognitive behavioural psychotherapists : a quantitative survey' , Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 16 (1) , pp. 15-23.
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Background: Prolonged deficiency in self-care strategies puts counsellors and psychotherapists at risk of burnout and compassion fatigue. Aim: To measure associations between self-compassion, compassion fatigue, wellbeing and burnout in student counsellors and student cognitive behavioural psychotherapists. Method: A quantitative survey using four validated data collection instruments: (1) Professional Quality of Life Scale; (2) Self-Compassion Scale; (3) short Warwick and Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale; (4) Compassion For Others scale, was used to measure relationships between self-compassion, compassion fatigue, well-being and burnout. Participants: A mixed sample of student counsellors and student cognitive behavioural psychotherapists (n = 54) in their final year of study. Results: This preliminary study shows that student counsellors and student cognitive behavioural psychotherapists who reported high on measures of self-compassion and well-being also reported less compassion fatigue and burnout. Implications for practice: Compassion fatigue and burnout are found in many modern-day, highly stressful healthcare professions. The practice of self-compassion could help student practitioners manage these symptoms and subsequently improve their professional quality of life.
|Schools:||Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Counselling and Psychotherapy Research|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Funders:||Non funded research|
|Depositing User:||EA Beaumont|
|Date Deposited:||16 Dec 2015 10:15|
|Last Modified:||22 Jun 2016 10:41|
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