This study was supported by a contract with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Division of Disability and Mental Health Services.
Predictors and Processes Associated with Home-Based Family Therapists' Professional Quality of Life
Version of Record online: 29 MAR 2013
© 2013 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 40, Issue 3, pages 380–390, July 2014
How to Cite
Macchi, C. R., Johnson, M. D. and Durtschi, J. A. (2014). Predictors and processes associated with home-based family therapists' professional quality of life. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 40, 380–390. doi: 10.1111/jmft.12016
- Issue online: 21 JUL 2014
- Version of Record online: 29 MAR 2013
This study examined whether home-based family therapists' (HBFT) workload and clinical experience were associated with therapists' professional quality of life directly and indirectly through self-care activities and frequency of clinical supervision. Hypotheses were tested using structural equation modeling with a sample of 225 home-based therapists. Results suggested that therapists' workload and HBFT experience significantly predicted therapists' professional quality of life. These associations between therapists' workload and HBFT experience were partially mediated through participation in self-care and frequency of clinical supervision. Implications for improving therapists' quality of life are discussed as a function of therapists' workload, clinical experience, self-care, and supervision.