Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

by Babette Rothschild
     
 

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ISBN-10: 039370422X

ISBN-13: 9780393704228

Pub. Date: 03/13/2006

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

How empathy can jeopardize a therapist's well-being.
Therapist burnout is a pressing issue, and self-care is possible only when therapists actively help themselves. The authors examine the literature from neurobiology, social psychology, and folk psychology in order to explain how therapists suffer from an excess of empathy for their clients, and then they

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How empathy can jeopardize a therapist's well-being.
Therapist burnout is a pressing issue, and self-care is possible only when therapists actively help themselves. The authors examine the literature from neurobiology, social psychology, and folk psychology in order to explain how therapists suffer from an excess of empathy for their clients, and then they present strategies for dealing with burnout and stress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393704228
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/13/2006
Series:
Norton Professional Bks.
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
493,279
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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