Burnout in social work: The supervisor’s role

Vicki Hirst


This article reflects on my supervisory practice in respect of burnout and is informed by current literature. It outlines how supervisors can best respond to prevent burnout, manage it if it occurs, and retain social workers in the profession following an experience of burnout.


Social work; supervision; burnout; retention

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11157/anzswj-vol31iss3id653


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