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Help for the Helper: Self-Care Strategies for Managing Burnout and Stress

Original Publication Date: August 19, 2015
Last Updated: February 16, 2023
Estimated Read Time: < 1 minute

By Babette Rothschild with Marjorie Rand

Therapist burnout is a pressing issue, and self-care is possible only when therapists actively help themselves. The authors examine the literature from neurobiology, social psychology, and folk psychology in order to explain how therapists suffer from an excess of empathy for their clients, and then they present strategies for dealing with burnout and stress.

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