Clergy burnout: An integrative approach
Journal/Book: J Clin Psychol. 2000; 56: 605 Third Ave, New York, NY 10158-0012, USA. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 619-632.
Abstract: Understanding how clergy. Who begin their careers with high idealism, optimism, and compassion, burn out is difficult. One body of research suggests that clergy, among others, burn out because of the systems in which they work. From this perspective. Burnout is the result of external systemic factors such as bureaucracy, poor administrative support, and difficult work conditions. The other body of research suggests that burnout is the result of intrapersonal factors such as high idealism. Type-A personality, narcissism, and perfectionism. It is our position that these two bodies of research are compatible, and that by integrating the Self psychology of Kohut with the general systems theory of Bowen. It becomes easier to understand burnout. Further, by integrating these two theories. Principles for treatment become clearer.
Note: Article Grosch WN, Albany Med Coll, 47 New Scotland Ave, Albany,NY 12208 USA
Keyword(s): burnout; clergy; Self psychology; systems theory