Compassion Fatigue: Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorders in Those Who Treat the Traumatized

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Research implications of working w/people in crisis/ debriefing & treating emergency workers/survival strategies.

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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, doctors, and other care givers who themselves often become victim to secondary traumatic stress disorder or "compassion fatigue" as a result of helping or wanting to help a traumatized person. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876307595
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Series: Psychosocial Stress Series, #23
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 821,162
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Editorial Note
1 Compassion Fatigue as Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview 1
2 Survival Strategies: A Framework for Understanding Secondary Traumatic Stress and Coping in Helpers 21
3 Working with People in Crisis: Research Implications 51
4 Working with People with PTSD: Research Implications 82
5 Sensory-Based Therapy for Crisis Counselors 101
6 Debriefing and Treating Emergency Workers 115
7 Treating the "Heroic Treaters" 131
8 Treating Therapists with Vicarious Traumatization and Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorders 150
9 Preventing Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder 178
10 Preventing Compassion Fatigue: A Team Treatment Model 209
11 Preventing Institutional Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder 232
Epilogue: The Transmission of Trauma 249
Name Index 255
Subject Index 261
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