Can a cognitive-behavioral group-therapy training program for the treatment of child sexual abuse reduce levels of burnout and job-strain in trainees? initial evidence of a brazilian model

  • Bruno Figueiredo Damásio Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Luísa Fernanda Habigzang Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Clarissa Pinto Pizarro de Freitas Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Sílvia Helena Koller Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Abstract

This study evaluated the extent to which a professional training program of an evidence-based intervention for the treatment of child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse could reduce strain and burnout levels in trainees. Participants were 30 psychologists, 19 of whom composed the experimental group (G1) and 11 the comparison group (G2). Data collection occurred before and after the training. The results showed that the ‘work demand’ increased for G1 and remained stable for G2, whereas the ‘control at work’ remained stable for G1 while decreasing for G2. Regarding burnout levels, there was a decrease in depersonalization and stabilization in the levels of emotional exhaustion and reduced professional efficacy for G1, whereas for G2, all the burnout indicators significantly increased. These results partially support the perspective that the training program would have an indirect protective effect on the occupational psychopathology levels of the trainees.

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Published
2014-05-01
How to Cite
Damásio, B., Habigzang, L., Freitas, C., & Koller, S. (2014). Can a cognitive-behavioral group-therapy training program for the treatment of child sexual abuse reduce levels of burnout and job-strain in trainees? initial evidence of a brazilian model . Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto), 24(58), 233-242. https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-43272458201411
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