Mohammad Faghanpour Ganji
Mohammad Faghanpour Ganji, Clinical Psychologist, BA, MSc, PhD
Head of International Communication Committee of Iranian department of schema therapy.
Comparing the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy with the treatment of allegorical schema modes on psychotherapists burnout
Job burnout is one of the psychological problems that threaten therapists. This problem can lead to a decrease in service quality. Cognitive-behavioral therapy and paradigmatic schema mentalities therapy are two intervention methods that have been proposed to deal with job burnout. Both intervention methods have their advantages and limitations. Therefore, comparing the effectiveness of these two methods on job burnout in therapists is necessary and necessary research. Aims: The main purpose of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of treatment of allegorical schema modes with cognitive behavioral therapy on therapists’ job burnout.
The method of the current research is of semi-experimental type and the statistical population consisted of psychotherapists of therapeutic centers in the 3rd district of Tehran who were engaged in therapeutic work between December 2021 and December 2022. To select the sample size according to the research method, 15 people were selected for each group. In order to evaluate the variables of the research, the job burnout questionnaire of Moslesh and Jackson (1993) was used.
The findings showed that the F rate of the effect of the treatment of allegorical schema modes was not significant on the variable of emotional exhaustion and sense of success, and it was significant on the variable of depletion. Also, the F rate of the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy on the variable of emotional exhaustion and depletion was not significant, and it was significant on the variable of feeling of success.
Based on the results of the present study, the effects of treatment methods on burnout scores did not fluctuate much in both and both were equally effective in this variable. It seems that both treatment methods are effective in reducing therapists’ burnout. Therefore, it is expected that policy makers in the field of mental health will invest and promote such approaches to improve the health of psychotherapists.