Compassion Fatigue

Coping With Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder In Those Who Treat The Traumatized

Author: Charles R. Figley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134862547

Category: Psychology

Page: 292

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This volume is the latest in a series that focuses on the immediate and long-term consequences of highly stressful events. It focuses on those individuals who provide therapy to victims of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder crisis and trauma counselors, Red Cross workers, nurses, and doctors.

Compassion Fatigue

Coping With Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder In Those Who Treat The Traumatized

Author: Charles R. Figley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113486261X

Category: Psychology

Page: 292

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This volume is the latest in a series that focuses on the immediate and long-term consequences of highly stressful events. It focuses on those individuals who provide therapy to victims of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder crisis and trauma counselors, Red Cross workers, nurses, and doctors.

Compassion Fatigue

Coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder in Those who Treat the Traumatized

Author: Charles R. Figley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780876307595

Category: Computers

Page: 268

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Compassion Fatigue focuses on those individuals who provide therapy to victims of PTSD - crisis and trauma counselors, Red Cross workers, nurses, doctors, and other caregivers who themselves often become victim to secondary traumatic stress disorder (STSD) or "compassion fatigue" as a result of helping or wanting to help a traumatized person. Edited by Charles R. Figley, a renowned pioneer in the field of traumatic stress studies, this book consists of eleven chapters, each written by a different specialist in the field. It addresses such questions as: What are compassion stress and compassion fatigue? What are the unintended, and often unexpected, deleterious effects of providing help to traumatized people? What are some examples of cases in which individuals were traumatized by helping, and how were they traumatized? What are the characteristics of the traumatized caregiver (e.g., race, gender, ethnicity, age, interpersonal competence, experience with psychological trauma) that account for the development, sustenance, preventability, and treatability of secondary traumatization? Is there a way to theoretically account for all these factors? What are the characteristics of effective programs to prevent or ameliorate compassion stress and its unwanted consequences?

Treating Compassion Fatigue

Author: Charles R. Figley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135454590

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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In recent years, much has occurred in the field of traumatology, including the widening of the audience and the awareness of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). This book from celebrated traumatology pioneer Charles Figley, further clarifies the concept of compassion fatigue through theory, research, and treatment. The basic thesis of this book is the identification, assessment, and treatment of compassion fatigue and this is done over eleven chapters, each from distinguished researchers in the field.

Secondary Traumatic Stress

Self-care Issues for Clinicians, Researchers, and Educators

Author: B. Hudnall Stamm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781886968073

Category: Psychology

Page: 332

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Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health

Understanding Risks and Promoting Resilience

Author: Gertie Quitangon,Mark R. Evces

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317644891

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health focuses on the clinician and the impact of working with disaster survivors. Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, mass shootings, terrorism and other large-scale catastrophic events have increased in the last decade and disaster resilience has become a national imperative. This book explores vicarious traumatization in mental health providers who respond to massive disasters by choice or by circumstance. What happens when clinicians share the trauma and vulnerability from the toll taken by a disaster with the victims they care for? How can clinicians increase resilience from disaster exposure and provide mental health services effectively? Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health offers insight and analysis of the research and theory behind vicarious trauma and compares and contrasts with other work-impact concepts such as burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress. It proposes practical evidence-informed personal strategies and organizational approaches that address five cognitive schemas (safety, esteem, trust, control and intimacy) disrupted in vicarious trauma. With an emphasis on the psychological health and safety of mental health providers in the post-disaster workplace, this book represents a shift in perspective and provides a framework for the promotion of worker resilience in the standard of practice in disaster management.

Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries in Military Personnel

An EMDR Practitioner's Guide

Author: Mark Charles Russell,Charles R. Figley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415889774

Category: Psychology

Page: 285

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Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries in Military Personnel offers a comprehensive treatment manual for mental health professionals treating traumatic stress injuries in both male and female veterans. It is the first book to combine the most recent knowledge about new paradigms of combat-related traumatic stress injuries (Figley & Nash, 2006) and offers a practical guide for treating the spectrum of traumatic stress injuries with EMDR, which has been recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense clinical practice guidelines as one of the most studied, efficient, and particularly well-suited evidence-based treatments for military-related stress injuries. Russell and Figley introduce an array of treatment innovations designed especially for use with military populations, and readers will find pages filled with practical information, including appendices that feature a glossary of military terminology, breakdowns of rank and pay grades, and various clinical forms.

Person-Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health

A Model for Empowering Clients

Author: Peter D. Ladd,AnnMarie Churchill

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849058865

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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Clients with mental health conditions are often diagnosed and treated using a strictly medical model of diagnosis, with little input from the client themselves.This reference manual takes a person-centered, holistic approach to diagnosis and treatment, seeing the client as the unrecognized expert on their condition and encouraging their collaboration. Designed to complement the DSM-IV, the manual covers several different conditions including ADHD, depression, bulimia, and OCD, as well as mental health 'patterns' such as abuse, bullying, violence and loss. In each case, the client is involved in the diagnosis and treatment plan. the book features extended case studies, sample questions and treatment plans throughout.This will be an essential reference book for all those involved in mental health diagnosis and treatment, including psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, clinical social workers, school counselors and therapists.

Second-Hand Shock

Surviving & Overcoming Vicarious Trauma

Author: Ellie Izzo PhD,Vicki Carpel Miller

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1936268477

Category: Psychology

Page: 170

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We have roughly estimated there to be over one hundred million helping professionals worldwide – those who engage in an action that benefits others at a cost to self. That is a lot of people. Hard work and dedication can take a heavy toll on the helper. The cost of helping others cannot really be assessed by the naked eye. Perhaps that is why so little has been written or done about it. In truth, the toll for many helpers is high and the amount of recovery resources is low. This book is written for anyone in the helping professions – mental health, legal, law enforcement, clergy, teachers, and countless other professions – with the purpose of helping you recognize, address, and recover from vicarious trauma and then continuously maintain a healthy lifestyle. Even though you are well-trained and complete continuing education on a regular basis, we fear you remain unconscious and uneducated about the signs and symptoms associated with Vicarious Trauma. Intrusive imagery, cynicism, poor memory, isolation, volatile moods, irrational fears, lack of spiritedness, physical problems or symptoms are noticed but ultimately disregarded or attributed to other better known diagnoses. How many times have you heard people ask, “How do you do this all day every day?” If you think about it, it really isn’t strange to anyone that listening to trauma stories every day all day takes a heavy toll on your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being. We ourselves have frequently returned home from a long week of helping others only to discover that we are in a negatively altered emotional and physiological state. We too have endured our share of sleepless nights, elevated anxieties, periods of depression and physical ailments. We have heard our families and friends complain that we are impatient, distant and estranged from them. We too have suffered. We are not ashamed to admit it. That is why we have written this book. It is troubling to us that most ethical codes do not mention the welfare of the helping professional when discussing Vicarious Trauma. We believe and we hope you agree that it is downright dangerous to continue to revere the image of the dedicated, self-sacrificing workers who never give a care to their own needs. This view perpetuates the unvoiced epidemic of Vicarious Trauma. We believe it is severely underreported in our population. We trust there are a lot of us out there suffering in silence. The welfare of the helping professional for him/herself is an ever increasing issue of ethical importance. Professional Boards advocate self-care. Self-care implies that the individual is responsible for preventing the problem when it does occur. Professional helpers often get blamed in very shaming ways for stress responses, rather than being encouraged to see stress as a natural response and as an opportunity for introspection and feedback. We truly believe that that our approach will maintain and strengthen the clear and good judgment of the helping professional and therefore, may well be the best way to serve the client, patient, or person.

Effective Self-Care and Resilience in Clinical Practice

Dealing with Stress, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout

Author: Sarah Parry

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503312

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Hope and resilience are essential throughout therapeutic practice as clinicians encounter a number of challenges that can lead to compassion fatigue and burnout. Through a collection of reflective practitioner accounts, this book explores how practitioners can achieve their best work through a framework of compassion. Combining a number of examples from a variety of practices, including clinical psychology, consultancy, and nursing, each chapter explores how compassion can influence therapeutic work and improve practitioner wellbeing. Topics include stress-resilience, the nature of self-care, self-compassion or self-criticism and supervision in therapeutic practice. These stories offer guidance and ideas for practitioners to prioritise their wellbeing in order to develop a compassionate engagement with clients contributing to a greater therapeutic outcome.

Transforming the Pain

A Workbook on Vicarious Traumatization

Author: Karen W. Saakvitne,Laurie A. Pearlman

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393702330

Category: Medical

Page: 159

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This workbook provides tools for self-assessment, guidelines and activities for addressing vicarious traumatization, and exercises to use with groups of helpers.

The Compassion Fatigue Workbook

Creative Tools for Transforming Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization

Author: Françoise Mathieu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136633111

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

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The Compassion Fatigue Workbook is a lifeline for any helping professional facing the physical and emotional exhaustion that can shadow work in the helping professions. Since 2001 the activities in this Workbook have helped thousands of helpers in the fields of healthcare, community mental health, correctional services, education, and the military. In addition to a comprehensive description of compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization, The Compassion Fatigue Workbook leads the reader through experiential activities designed to target specific areas in their personal and professional lives. It provides concrete strategies to help the reader develop a personalized plan for identifying and transforming compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization. Topics covered include: understanding compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma symptom checklist targeting areas for strategic planning understanding warning signs assessing contributing factors evaluating self-care identifying triggers solutions: personal, professional and organizational strategies.

The Routledge Handbook of Interpreting

Author: Holly Mikkelson,Renée Jourdenais

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317595017

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

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The Routledge Handbook of Interpreting provides a comprehensive survey of the field of interpreting for a global readership. The handbook includes an introduction and four sections with thirty one chapters by leading international contributors. The four sections cover: The history and evolution of the field The core areas of interpreting studies from conference interpreting to interpreting in conflict zones and voiceover Current issues and debates from ethics and the role of the interpreter to the impact of globalization A look to the future Suggestions for further reading are provided with every chapter. The Routledge Handbook of Interpreting is an essential reference for researchers and advanced students of interpreting.

Side Effects

A Journey Through Secondary Traumatic Stress

Author: D.B. Wright

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460291921

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) is a trauma that can occur in anyone who witnesses the suffering of others or helps another through a traumatic experience. Those at risk include health care providers, first responders, people in journalism, law, teaching, correctional services, animal health care and those caring for loved ones at home, among others. STS can profoundly impact both your professional and personal life. Dismissing the symptoms only make matters worse. But STS does not need to be a life sentence. Overcoming traumatic stress is possible and can even be transformational as this heart-warming and sometimes humorous memoir suggests. This book provides information about STS, its symptoms and treatment, as well as ways to help prevent it.

Trauma and the Therapist

Countertransference and Vicarious Traumatization in Psychotherapy with Incest Survivors

Author: Laurie A. Pearlman,Karen W. Saakvitne

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393701838

Category: Psychology

Page: 451

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This work explores the role and experience of the therapist in the therapeutic relationship with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse by examining countertransference (the therapist's response to the client) and vicarious traumatization (the therapist's response to stories of abuse told by client after client). The authors use psychoanalytic theory and rely on an empirically based understanding of trauma and its developmental impact.

Common Shock

Witnessing Violence Every Day : how We are Harmed, how We Can Heal

Author: Kathy Weingarten

Publisher: E P Dutton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

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Identifies the effects and long-term consequences of trauma on the human psyche, explaining how responses to violence can be passed on to subsequent generations while revealing how a greater awareness of the effects of violence can promote healing.

Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations:

Initial Assessment

Author: Committee on the Assessment of Ongoing Effects in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder,Board on the Health of Select Populations,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309254213

Category: Medical

Page: 396

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Prior to the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, wars and conflicts have been characterized by such injuries as infectious diseases and catastrophic gunshot wounds. However, the signature injuries sustained by United States military personnel in these most recent conflicts are blast wounds and the psychiatric consequences to combat, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects an estimated 13 to 20 percent of U.S. service members who have fought in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2001. PTSD is triggered by a specific traumatic event - including combat - which leads to symptoms such as persistent re-experiencing of the event; emotional numbing or avoidance of thoughts, feelings, conversations, or places associated with the trauma; and hyperarousal, such as exaggerated startle responses or difficulty concentrating. As the U.S. reduces its military involvement in the Middle East, the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) anticipate that increasing numbers of returning veterans will need PTSD services. As a result, Congress asked the DoD, in consultation with the VA, to sponsor an IOM study to assess both departments' PTSD treatment programs and services. Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military and Veteran Populations: Initial Assessment is the first of two mandated reports examines some of the available programs to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate those who have PTSD and encourages further research that can help to improve PTSD care.

Burnout in Families

The Systemic Costs of Caring

Author: Charles R. Figley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781574440478

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Sleeplessness, depression, anxiety... these are common symptoms of the burnout that often accompanies living with a loved one who has experienced some kind of traumatic stress. It's well known that the loss of a child, a life-threatening injury, sexual assault or combat experience can affect the victim in traumatic ways, but what's often overlooked is how this trauma affects those closest to the victim - the family. Burnout in Families focuses on the emotional vulnerability of families exposed to the chronic or acute stress of one of its members. Editor Charles R. Figley brings together seven psychologists from around the United States to take a closer look at what's now known as secondary traumatic stress disorder - the burnout that occurs when family members care for or just live with other family members who have undergone a traumatic life event. The authors provide a comprehensive review of the available literature and offer solutions for treating and preventing family burnout and the marital and family discord that inevitably follows. Burnout in Families is an ideal text for university-level psychology, family therapy and social work courses.