your thoughts on the importance of training trauma-response helping professionals prior to their engagement in trauma work. Then describe the trauma-response helping professional you selected in the media carousel. As a counselor, explain how you could help this individual prevent vicarious trauma prior to his or her exposure to trauma and why.

Readings

  • Course Text: Compassion Fatigue: Coping with secondary traumatic stress disorder in those who treat the traumatized
    • Chapter 6, “Debriefing and Treating Emergency Workers”
  • Course Text: Secondary traumatic stress: Self-care issues for clinicians, researchers, and educators
    • Chapter 10, “Kelengakutelleghpat: An Arctic Community-Based Approach to Trauma”
    • Chapter 13, “Self-care and The Vulnerable Therapist”
  • Course Text: Quitangon, G. & Evces, M. (2015). Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health: Understanding Risks and Promoting Resilience. New York: Routlege
  • Article: Adler, A. B., Castro, C., & McGurk, D. (2009). Time-driven battle mind psychological debriefing: A group-level early intervention in combat. Military Medicine, 174(1), 21–28.
  • Article: Juhnke, G. (1997). After school violence: An adapted critical incident stress debriefing model for student survivors. Elementary School Guidance & Counseling, 31(3), 163–171.
  • Article: Miller, J. (2003). Critical incident debriefing and social work: Expanding the frame. Journal of Social Service Research, 30(2), 7–25.

Optional Resources

  • Article: Armstrong, K., Lund, P., McWright, L., & Tichenor, V. (1995). Multiple stressor debriefing and the American Red Cross: The East Bay Hills fire experience. Social Work, 40(1), 83–90.
  • Article: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (n.d.). Psychological first aid for first responders: Tips for emergency and disaster response workers. Retrieved May 17, 2010, fromhttp://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//NMH05-0210/NMH05-0210.pdf

References

  • McCammon, S., & Allison, E. (1995). Debriefing and treating emergency workers. In C. R. Figley (Ed.). Compassion Fatigue: Coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder in Those who Treat the Traumatized. Levittown, PA: Brunner/Mazel.
  • Morrissette, P. (2004). The Pain of Helping: Psychological Injury of Helping Professionals. New York, NY: Brunner-Routledge.
 
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