Year: 1995 Source: New York, NY: A Wiley-Interscience Publication, 1995. p.275-287 SIEC No: 20011040

A theory of prevention must take seriously personality issues within the professional, wrestle with the complexities of working in the mental health system, & help professionals find ways of defining themselves within that system, as well as finding balance & meaning in life. This chapter discusses several steps professionals can take to help prevent burnout including: realistic self-assessment, investigation of the impact of their family of origin, understanding their own narcissistic issues, utilizing support groups, finding effective supervision, & finding balance in their life. (6 refs.)