Protecting the professionals treating PTSD patients from burnout

For many mental healthcare clinicians at the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), listening to accounts of horrific, traumatic experiences is a routine part of the job. This type of work can be disturbing. There’s also another stressor VA mental health providers face: organizational politics and bureaucracy. Hector Garcia is a VA researcher and clinical psychologist. He explains the importance of taking care of providers, so they can take better care of patients.