Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)
School of Education
Dr. Jered Kolbert
Dr. Debra Hyatt- Burkhart
Dr. Laura Crothers
administrative supervision, burnout, supervisory working alliance, supervision, counselor, mental health
Mental health counselors continue to experience burnout due to their roles and the nature of their work. The supervisory working alliance and clinical supervision have been shown to be one protective factor against burnout, however the research to date on administrative supervision’s relationship to burnout is scant. This quantitative study involved a sample (N =110) of mental health counselors, who met specific criteria, who completed a series of three inventories: the Counselor Burnout Inventory (CBI), the Brief Supervisory Working Alliance Trainee Form (BSWAT), and the Satisfaction of Administrative Supervision Scale (created by researcher). A multiple regression using the enter method was employed to determine whether the supervisory working alliance and administrative supervision significantly predict burnout. It was found that the supervisory working allinace did significantly predict burnout and accounted for 34% of the variance in burnout scores. Implications and future directions for research are presented.
Belsito, E. (2021). Administrative Supervision and Counselor Burnout (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/2004