The Assignment (1-3 pages)
Use the Media Carousel of Trauma-Response Helping Professionals to select an interview.
- Identify yourself as a master’s level student on the title page of your application.
- Provide an analysis of the occupational stressors in the interview you selected.
- Explain the implication of these stressors on the development of vicarious trauma.
- Explain which two stressors you would find most challenging and explain why.
- Explain two ways you would address these stressors. Be specific.
- Reflect on your life experience, and describe at least one stressor that could impact, or could have impacted, the development of vicarious trauma and justify your selection.
- Explain two ways you could address those challenges.
- Use this week’s Learning Resources or other current literature.
- Course Text: Compassion fatigue: Coping with secondary traumatic stress disorder in those who treat the traumatized
- Chapter 5, “Sensory-Based Therapy for Crisis Counselors”
- Course Text: Treating compassion fatigue
- Chapter 8, “The Silencing Response in Clinical Practice: On the Road to Dialogue”
- Course Text: Secondary traumatic stress: Self-care issues for clinicians, researchers, and educators
- Chapter 3, “The Risks of Treating Sexual Trauma: Stress and Secondary Trauma in Psychotherapists”
- Course Text: Quitangon, G. & Evces, M. (2015). Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health: Understanding Risks and Promoting Resilience. New York: Routlege
- Chapter 2
- Article: Adams, S. A., & Riggs, S. A. (2008). An exploratory study of vicarious trauma among therapist trainees. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 21(1), 26–34.
- Article: Hernandez, P., Engstram, D., Gangsei, D. (2010). Exploring the impact of trauma on therapists: Vicarious resilience and related concepts in training. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 29(1), 67–83.
- Article: Linley, P., & Joseph, S. (2007). Therapy work and therapists’ positive and negative well-being. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26(3), 385–403.