Wellness in Mental Health Agencies

Jonathan H. Ohrt, Laura K. Cunningham
2012 The Professional Counselor  
Burnout and impairment among professional counselors are serious concerns. Additionally, counselors' work environments may influence their levels of burnout and wellness. The purpose of this exploratory study was to gain a greater understanding of how counselors experience wellness and how their work environment influences their sense of wellness. We used a qualitative, phenomenological approach because we were seeking to understand the participants' lived experience of the phenomena (Creswell,
more » ... 2007). The research team consisted of two counselor educators; who at the time of the study were doctoral students at a university in the Southeastern United States. The first author is a Caucasian male and the second author is a Caucasian female.
doi:10.15241/jho.2.1.90 fatcat:2h62l533fjb3lhd5fojwnpxvum