Treating Compassion Fatigue

Treating Compassion Fatigue

by Charles R. Figley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1583910530

ISBN-13: 9781583910535

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583910535
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Psychosocial Stress Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
1,264,324
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contributorsvii
Introduction1
Part IContemporary Views and Findings
1.Diagnosis and Treatment of Helper Stresses, Traumas, and Illnesses17
2.The Trauma of Working with Traumatized Children39
3.Stress Responses of Mental Health Workers Following Disaster: The Oklahoma City Bombing57
4.Secondary Traumatic Stress in Case Managers Working in Community Mental Health Services85
5.Measuring Compassion Satisfaction as Well as Fatigue: Developmental History of the Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue Test107
Part IITreatment and Prevention Innovations
6.The Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue123
7.Humor as a Moderator of Compassion Fatigue139
8.The Silencing Response in Clinical Practice: On the Road to Dialogue155
9.Trauma Treatment Training for Bosnian and Croatian Mental Health Workers171
10.Strategies for Managing Disaster Mental Health Worker Stress181
Epilogue213
Index219

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