Mental health professionals who identify as immigrants encounter personal and professional barriers that can impact overall wellbeing. The current study conducted a survey of 108 licensed mental health professionals who identify as immigrants practicing in the United States. The survey included demographics as well as assessments of burnout, social support, and migratory grief and loss. The results of this study highlighted that a combination of higher migratory grief and lower perceived social support significantly predicted higher levels of burnout in mental health professionals. Implications for mental health programs, supervisors, and mentors and suggestions for future research are provided.
International Journal of Social Welfare
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Maurya, Rakesh K.; Farrell, Isabel C.; Basma, Dareen; DeDiego, Amanda C.; and Hurt-Avila, Kara M., "Predictors of burnout for immigrant mental health professionals in the United States" (2023). UNF Faculty Research and Scholarship. 3237.