Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)
School of Education
Burnout, Clinical Supervision, Counselors, Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse Treatment, Supervisor
Supervision is an integral part of the counseling field and is considered a discipline in and of itself (Bernard & Goodyear, 2009). The purpose of supervision is to ensure the welfare of client system and to enhance the professional development of counselors. Each supervisor assumes an enormous amount of ethical, legal, and professional responsibility by entering into a supervisory relationship with a counselor. As a result, supervisors require extensive training in addition to the development of a substantive base with regard to the dissemination of counseling services within substance abuse rehabilitation facilities. Additionally, the purpose of this study is to provide an exhaustive, rich description of supervisees who have encountered the burnout syndrome while working within substance abuse rehabilitation facilities.
The results of this study demonstrate that the development of supervisor burnout is connected with being overwhelmed and disengaged with an unsatisfying work environment that is devoid of consistent supervisory support for supervisors. As a result, the development of the burnout syndrome can have implications for a supervisor's ability to provide efficacious supervisory services to counselors.
The findings of this study illuminate the need for specific training experiences with regard to the development of substance abuse counseling supervisors. This study provides specific training recommendations along with suggestions for the integration of supportive measures for substance abuse counseling supervisors. This study also identifies the risk factors and preventative factors that contributes to, or prevents the development of the burnout syndrome for supervisors.
Kumpf, K. (2014). The Lived Experiences of Clinical Supervisors Who Develop Burnout While Working Within Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Facilities In Pennsylvania (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/791