Therapy work and therapists' positive and negative well-being
Linley, P. Alex and Joseph, Stephen. (2007) Therapy work and therapists' positive and negative well-being. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26 (3). pp. 385-403. ISSN 0736-7236Full text not available from this repository.
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A substantial literature testifies to the potential negative effects of therapy work on therapists. However, little is known about the potential positive effects of this work. The present study explored both positive aspects (personal growth, compassion satisfaction) and negative aspects (compassion fatigue, burnout) of therapists' well-being in 156 therapists. Analyses of occupational factors (personal therapy, supervision, therapeutic training and practice orientation, length of therapy career, current therapy workload, personal trauma history, gender) and psychological factors (sense of coherence, social support, empathy, the bond from the working alliance) revealed hypothesized associations with therapist well-being. The findings illustrate some of the factors associated with positive and negative well-being in therapists, while the discussion considers future research directions and possible implications for counseling and clinical practice.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology|
|Publisher:||Guilford Publications Inc.|
|Official Date:||March 2007|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 385-403|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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