disorder in those who treat the traumatized

your thoughts whether vicarious trauma interventions should address organizational practices and explain why. Then describe the intervention you selected and three types of trauma-response helping professionals for whom this intervention would be appropriate and explain why. Use the Learning Resources and current literature to support your response.

Learning Resources

Readings

  • Course Text: Compassion Fatigue: Coping with secondary traumatic stress disorder in those who treat the traumatized
    • Chapter 7, “Treating the “Heroic Treaters”
    • Chapter 8, “Treating Therapists with Vicarious Traumatization and Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorders
  • Course Text: Treating compassion fatigue
    • Chapter 2, “The Trauma of Working with Traumatized Children”
  • Article: Bartley, A. G. (2007). Confronting the realities of volunteering for a national disaster. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 29(1), 4 – 16.
  • Article: Kress, V. E. W., Trippany, R. L., & Nolan, J. M. (2003). Responding to sexual assault victims: Considerations for college counselors. Journal of College Counseling, 6(2), 124–133.
  • Article: Putnam, S. E. (2009). The monsters in my head: Posttraumatic stress disorder and the child survivor of sexual abuse. Journal of Counseling & Development, 87(1), 80–89.
  • Article: VanDeusen, K., & Way, I. (2006). Vicarious trauma: An exploratory of the impact of providing sexual abuse treatment on clinicians’ trust and intimacy. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 15(1), 69–85.

Optional Resources

  • Article: Perron, B., & Hiltz, B. (2006). Burnout and secondary trauma among forensic interviewers of abused children. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 23(2), 216–234.
  • Article: Schauben, L., & Frazier, P. (1995). Vicarious Trauma: The effects of working with sexual violence survivors. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 19(1), 49 – 64.