Research Study on Burn Out among PPTCT and VCTC counsellors

SIAAP also conducted a research study among counsellors in Tamil Nadu titled “Burnout amongst HIV/AIDS Counsellors in TN” using tools developed by UNAIDS (tool 3) and the Macrulnet Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey. The study was conducted in four districts of Tamil Nadu, India in March 2005. One-hundred and sixty five HIV/AIDS counsellors from Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centres, Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) centres, Blood Banks, STD clinics and those working in NGOs among chemical dependents were the subjects of this study. SIAAP was selected to present this paper at the National Annual Conference of Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists held at Jaipur in 2006.