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Beyond Burnout: Helping Teachers, Nurses, Therapists & Lawyers Recover from Stress & Disillusionment


reviewed by Barry Farber 1996

coverTitle: Beyond Burnout: Helping Teachers, Nurses, Therapists & Lawyers Recover from Stress & Disillusionment
Author(s): Harold Cary Cherniss
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415912067, Pages: 234, Year: 1995
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The study of burnout began in the early 1970s with the observations of a clinical psychologist working at a “drop-in center” for drug addicts in New York’s East Village. Herbert Freudenberger noted that a great proportion of the young and idealistic counselors working there soon appeared as if they themselves were in great distress. Feeling challenged by the enormity of the task and the seemingly insatiable neediness of their clients, these counselors would work harder and harder in order to succeed, stopping only at the point of near total exhaustion. It is the physical and emotional depletion attendant to face-to-face work with needy clients, in conjunction with the lack of a sense of personal accomplishment and the tendency to depersonalize clients, that we now recognize as-the primary characteristics of burnout. Cary Cherniss, a clinical-community psychologist trained under the aegis of Seymour Sarason at Yale University, has been in the forefront of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 98 Number 2, 1996, p. 352-354
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 9627, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 8:31:03 PM

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