Burnout: A Primer
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 14, Number 3, March 2016
Thomas Skovholt, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Counseling at the University of Minnesota. Co-author of The Resilient Practitioner, Third Edition, published in March 2016. Active part-time therapy practitioner with awards for practice, writing, and teaching.
Dr. Skovholt has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
As psychiatrists, we don’t want to become overly attached to all our clients, because that can be draining and lead to burnout. On the other hand, we don’t want to distance ourselves, because the essence of healing occurs within the caring relationship. Dr. Skovholt discusses striking this delicate balance in this interview.