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Addressing Burnout in the Behavioral Health Workforce Through Organizational Strategies

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

About the Course

This publication discusses how to address multiple aspects of work place burn out at the organizational level. Details are provided regarding organizational-level interventions that can be used to prevent and reduce burnout. Special emphasis is placed on strategies to improve workplace culture and climate.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Addressing Burnout in the Behavioral Health Workforce Through Organizational Strategies created by SAMHSA in 2023.

Publication Date:

Publication number: PEP22-06-02-005 2022

Course Material Author

SAMHSA

SAMHSA authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Francine Rubinstein, Psy.D. PY5333
Dr. Rubinstein received her Bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Florida and her Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Rubinstein’s professional interests include recovery from trauma, chronic illness/chronic pain, anxiety, stress management and eating disorders. In addition to her experience as a clinician, Dr. Rubinstein has been published in areas addressing post-traumatic stress and chronic illness.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers, specifically those who are in leadership roles in their organization. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss the physical and emotional impacts of burnout in the workplace.
  2. Identify factors that contribute to burnout on individual, interpersonal and organizational levels.
  3. Describe three examples of organizational-level interventions to address burn out and the key steps used to evaluate these programs.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

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The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity's planners, faculty, and the reviewer:

Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Faculty: Francine Rubinstein, Psy.D. PY5333

No relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103366
3 CE credit hours
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