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Counselor Burnout and the Therapeutic Relationship  

Author:  Bryan R. Garner.; Kevin  Knight.

Source: Volume 07, Number 02, March/April 2007 , pp.17-22(6)

Offender Substance Abuse Report

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The present piece presents a study on staff burnout among substance abuse treatment staff working in correction-based treatment programs. The study concludes that personal characteristics (e.g., burnout) of counselors are associated with therapeutic relationships, but that burnout might not necessarily be a negative effect. The study design, results, and limitations are discussed.

Keywords: staff fatigue; burnout

Affiliations:  1: Chestnut Health Systems; 2: Institute of Behavioral Research, Texas Christian University.

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