The Psychology of Burnout with Gerald Loren Fishkin

source: New Thinking Allowed   2016年11月21日
Gerald Loren Fishkin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist. He is author of The Science of Shame and Its Treatment. He is also author of American Dream, American Burnout; Police Burnout: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions; and Firefighter and Paramedic Burnout: The Survival Guide.

Here he points out that burnout occurs when an individual becomes completely depleted of emotional resources. This often happens when traumatic experiences occur in the workplace, and are not processed thereafter. It may also result from working conditions that appear to lack meaning and/or soulfulness. Individuals in the helping professions are vulnerable, particularly when they hold unrealistic expectations for the rewards of their job. Fishkin discusses situations in which burnout can lead to violent behaviors.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.
(Recorded on July 10, 2016)