- New Practitioners
New or inexperienced practitioners may only have a low level of resilience because they may not have had sufficient experience to enable them to develop their coping strategies. The signs could be of nervousness, anxiety, asking for guidance, requesting support. It would be advantageous to limit their exposure to severe adversity while providing support and guidance.
- Personality Types
There is some discussion that certain personality types may experience difficulties in establishing strong resilience. It could be that people who suffer with high anxiety, or are prone to depression, have emotional control difficulties, have mental health issues, or have experienced previous trauma may find difficulty developing and maintaining strong emotional resilience.
This isn’t meant to imply that people can’t develop strong emotional resilience it perhaps suggestions that it may take some people longer or they have to work that bit harder.
- Long Term Practitioners
Long term practitioners can suffer from ‘Burnout’ which is a psychological term used to describe people experiencing long term exhaustion and diminished interest.
The signs could be an unwillingness to take on stressful cases, stalling, boredom, hiding, avoidance of work pressure, symptoms of stress, increased sickness, feeling trapped (no way-out syndrome) and depression.
It may be advantageous to deal with ‘burnout’ by increased supervision of work progress, discussion of needs regarding personal development, counselling, variation of work or change of duties and increased social support