ERIC Number: EJ1011989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Wounded Healers: Graduate Students with Histories of Trauma in a Family Violence Course
Zosky, Diane L.
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v33 n3 p239-250 2013
Social work students are witness to a variety of challenges from course content through scenarios, videos, role-plays, and field practice. Students may be vulnerable to experiencing vicarious traumatization from this exposure. Some students, however, may have personal histories of trauma and may therefore experience posttraumatic stress reactions due to triggering of past trauma through course content. This case study examines feedback from three graduate students from a family violence class who self-identified that they had personal histories of trauma from family violence. Their feedback can be beneficial to instructors in managing students' reactions that might be triggered from course content.
Descriptors: Social Work, Trauma, Family Violence, Graduate Students, Case Studies, Student Reaction, Interviews, Emotional Response, Student Experience, Coping, Student Attitudes, Professional Education, Qualitative Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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