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The Pain of Helping : Psychological Injury of Helping Professionals - Patrick J. Morrissette

The Pain of Helping

Psychological Injury of Helping Professionals

Paperback Published: 27th July 2004
ISBN: 9780415945523
Number Of Pages: 176

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The literature pertaining to traumatology offers a number of constructs describing various forms of psychological injury that can be sustained when experiencing, witnessing or learning about shocking events (e.g. domestic violence, child abuse, disasters, murder, rape, war, political torture). The impressive catalog of psychological injuries attests to the interest in understanding how individuals experience shocking events and the psychological injury they endure as a result.
Although the development of new constructs advance the counseling and helping professions and provide valuable information, the task of differentiating one construct from another for assessment/treatment purposes can be frustrating and confusing. Furthermore, counselor educators, students and professionals are left having to wade through various sources of information in an attempt to compare symptomatology, assessment instruments and treatment approaches.
The purpose of this book is to provide a source that identifies, condenses, and consolidates information pertaining to psychological injury. In addition to providing details regarding construct definition, information pertaining to symptomatology, assessment instruments (e.g. structured interview, questionnaires), treatment options, leading theoreticians, journals, books, and web sites are also included. This book will serve as a primary source and directory for additional information pertaining to psychological injury. To date, there has not been a concerted effort to synthesize and consolidate the literature of psychological injury and present this valuable information in a systematic and methodological fashion.

List of Tablesp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Traumatology: An Overviewp. 1
Stressp. 21
Acute Stress Disorderp. 37
Posttraumatic Stress Disorderp. 43
Compassion Fatigue/Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorderp. 53
Critical Incident Stressp. 71
Vicarious Traumatizationp. 83
Burnoutp. 93
Common Psychological Injury Constructsp. 107
Journalsp. 113
Associationsp. 115
Referencesp. 117
Indexp. 133
Author Biographyp. 149
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ISBN: 9780415945523
ISBN-10: 0415945526
Series: Psychosocial Stress Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 27th July 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1