Professional burnout, early maladaptive schemas, and physical health in clinical and counselling psychology trainees

April Kaeding, Christina Sougleris, Corinne Reid, Michiel F. van Vreeswijk, Christopher Hayes, Jill Dorrian, Susan Simpson

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Abstract

Objective: Little is known about the personal factors that increase vulnerability to job-related stress and burnout among psychologists in training. This study was based on a large international sample and aimed to explore the role of early maladaptive schemas (EMS) in predicting vulnerability to burnout, as well as attendant effects on short-term physical health, in clinical and counseling postgraduate psychology trainees. Method: An online, quantitative, cross-sectional survey method design was used to collect self-report data that measured burnout, EMS, and physical health from 1,297 trainees. Results: Only the unrelenting standards (US) schema predicted high burnout among trainees. The most commonly endorsed physical health symptoms were back and neck pain and tiredness, and were more severe for those experiencing high burnout. Conclusion: The current study contributes to our understanding of the role of the US EMS in the evolution of burnout in trainees and has implications for the development of self-awareness training programs for this population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1782-1796
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume73
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017

Keywords

  • clinical practice guidelines
  • clinical health psychology
  • education and training
  • health psychology
  • counselling psychology trainees

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