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Compassion Fatigue : Coping With Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder In Those Who Treat The Traumatized - Charles R. Figley

Compassion Fatigue

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

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1995
ISBN: 9780876307595
Number Of Pages: 292

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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?

Editorial Note
Compassion Fatigue as Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Overviewp. 1
Survival Strategies: A Framework for Understanding Secondary Traumatic Stress and Coping in Helpersp. 21
Working with People in Crisis: Research Implicationsp. 51
Working with People with PTSD: Research Implicationsp. 82
Sensory-Based Therapy for Crisis Counselorsp. 101
Debriefing and Treating Emergency Workersp. 115
Treating the "Heroic Treaters"p. 131
Treating Therapists with Vicarious Traumatization and Secondary Traumatic Stress Disordersp. 150
Preventing Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorderp. 178
Preventing Compassion Fatigue: A Team Treatment Modelp. 209
Preventing Institutional Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorderp. 232
Epilogue: The Transmission of Traumap. 249
Name Indexp. 255
Subject Indexp. 261
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780876307595
ISBN-10: 0876307594
Series: Psychosocial Stress
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 1st July 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 15.29  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1

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