Job Strain and Burnout in Military Psychology
In the wake of nearly 15 years of sustained combat, military psychologists remain heavily employed. The intensity of this employment as well as the unique demands placed on psychologists serving in the military has contributed to job strain and subsequent burnout. Some have attributed this to operational tempo and nature of the conflict. The following article discusses job strain and burnout as they relate to the work of military psychologists. The expansion of service provision models and the unique stresses placed on military psychologists are also addressed.