TH-P01-004-interactive - Mental Health Therapists Specializing in Trauma: Addressing Stress and Burnout

Track:
Burnout and fatigue
What:
Interactive Poster Presentation
When:
1 hour 30 minutes
Where:
O'Brien Foyer
Discussion:
0
 
 
Employee stress and burnout
Burnout and fatigue
TH-P01-004-interactive
Mental Health Therapists Specializing in Trauma: Addressing Stress and Burnout
J. Keim 1,*, G. Crofts 1
1University of New Mexico, Albquerque, New Mexico, United States
 
Content: Mental health professionals are at risk for stress and burnout. In particular, those who work with incarcerated, abused, traumatized and tortured populations are at higher risk (Avieli & Ben-David, 2016). Those professionals working with inmates, face additional stressors given the setting and potential for violence by the inmates. While, mental health professionals working with victims of child abuse may face greater risk of compassion fatigue. Resilience has been found to be a critical component related to stress and burnout (Lee, et al, 2015).  Additionally, mindfulness has been found to be related to worker stress (Kemper, Mo, & Khayat, 2015). This poster presentation will focus on employer-initiated interventions to combat mental health worker stress in two settings (prisons, child-abuse treatment center). Some of the suggested interventions include mindfulness, massage, team building and intentionality. Attendees will gain a number of interventions which may be utilized by administration to combat mental health worker stress and burnout.
Avieli, H. & Ben-David, S. (2016) Predicting professional quality of life among professional and volunteer caregivers. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 8(1), 80-87.
Kemper, J.J., Mo, X. & Khayat, R. (2015). Are mindfulness, and self-compassion associated with sleep and resilience in health professionals?  Journal of alternative and complementary medicine, 21(8), 496-503.
Lee, K.J., Forbes, M.L., Lukasiewicz, G.J., Williams, T., Sheets, A., Kisher, K., &Niedner, M.F. (2015) Promoting staff resilience in the pediatric intensive care unit. American Journal of Critical Care 24(5), 422-430.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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