Preventing Professional Burnout

Read the F. Thomas article, "Impaired or Compromised: Plan for the Worst, Hope for the Best," from Family Therapy Magazine, volume 9, issue 4.

For this discussion, refer to the readings for this unit and address the following:

Explain your understanding of professional burnout and ambivalence.

What signs would you recognize in yourself that would indicate you may be experiencing these debilitating reactions?

Create a plan you could implement should this occur in your work.

Briefly describe your plan in this discussion.

Response Guidelines

Respond to the posts of at least two of your peers. You are encouraged to ask questions for clarification, respectfully debate points, and present additional information, as applicable. To demonstrate that you have completed your studies for this unit, include at least one relevant reference from the readings. Cite your reference(s) using APA format. Make sure that your responses are also in accordance with any of the established faculty expectations.