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

Kaeding, A., Sougleris, C., Reid, C., van Vreeswijk, M.F., Hayes, C., Dorrian, J. and Simpson, S. (2017) Professional burnout, early maladaptive schemas, and physical health in clinical and counselling psychology trainees. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73 (12). pp. 1782-1796.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22485
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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.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Copyright: © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/36907
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