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NCJ Number: 156237 Find in a Library
Title: Compassion Fatigue: Coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder in Those Who Treat the Traumatized
Editor(s): C R Figley
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 278
Sponsoring Agency: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87630-759-4
Sale Source: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
Marketing Manager
325 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Treating secondary traumatic stress disorder is discussed.
Abstract: This volume consists of chapters contributed by specialists in the field of treating those individuals who provide therapy to victims of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)--crisis and trauma counselors, Red Cross workers, nurses, doctors, and other caregivers. These therapists often become victim to secondary traumatic stress disorder or compassion fatigue as a result of helping or wanting to help a traumatized person. The purposes of this book are to: introduce the concept of compassion fatigue as a natural and disruptive by-product of working with traumatized and troubled clients; provide a theoretical basis for the assessment and treatment of compassion stress and compassion fatigue; explain the difference between compassion fatigue and PTSD, burnout, and countertransference; identify innovative methods for treating compassion fatigue in therapists; and suggest methods for preventing compassion fatigue. References are provided at the end of each chapter. Name and subject indexes are included.
Main Term(s): Victim counseling
Index Term(s): Counselors; Crisis intervention; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD); Victims of Crime
Note: This volume is number 23 in the Brunner/Mazel Psychosocial Stress Series.
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