Pro-Actively reducing vicarious trauma: what are we missing?
Lethbridge, Alta. : Faculty of Education
This project addressed the need for Vicarious Trauma education for new counsellors who are exposed to client trauma a regular basis. A literature review was conducted prior to the development of a psycho-educational training manual which teaches, via an eight-week group meeting program, a solid foundation of knowledge and protective strategies for mitigating the effects of vicarious trauma. Integrating traditional Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approaches to Vicarious Trauma mitigation with new developments in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment that involve somatic, psychophysiological and sensorimotor psychotherapy. The blending of these theories gives new insight into techniques to prevent, reduce and protect counsellors from Vicarious Trauma.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy , Post-traumatic stress disorder , Psychophysiology , Secondary traumatic stress , Counseling , Mental health