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Making Family Therapy Easier for the Therapist: Burnout Prevention


  • Presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatry Association, Toronto, Canada, April 7–11, 1984.


Burnout prevention for family therapists can be enhanced by careful consideration of the degree of responsibility taken by the therapist contrasted with responsibility placed on the family. Attention to issues of expectations, role definition, sharing of feelings, and therapeutic ambition can ease the strain on the therapist.