ERIC Number: EJ1041867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Experiences of Stress in a Trauma Treatment Course
Shannon, Patricia J.; Simmelink-McCleary, Jennifer; Im, Hyojin; Becher, Emily; Crook-Lyon, Rachel E.
Journal of Social Work Education, v50 n4 p678-693 2014
This study explores the reactions of social work students in a course on trauma treatment and how those reactions changed over time. Consensual qualitative research methods were used to analyze 17 participant journals submitted at 4 times during the course. Findings indicate that students experienced a range of responses to traumatic material, including both positive and negative emotional, cognitive, behavioral, physical, and relational reactions. Student survivors of trauma reported reactions related to their own trauma. Although student reactions became less acute over time during the course, recommendations for the pedagogy of trauma are offered, including curriculum related to the management of vicarious and secondary trauma reactions as well as the development of evidence-based practices for self-care.
Descriptors: Trauma, Stress Variables, Learning Experience, Social Work, Student Reaction, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research, Student Journals, Student Experience, Emotional Response, Online Surveys, Student Surveys, Graduate Students, Cognitive Measurement, Physical Characteristics, Sensory Experience, Affective Behavior, Course Content
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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