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ERIC Number: EJ598770
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Vicarious Traumatisation of Counsellors and Effects on Their Workplaces.
Sexton, Leo
British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v27 n3 p393-403 Aug 1999
Reviews literature on therapists' reactions to clients' traumatic material. Findings support anecdotal accounts by trauma therapists. Argues that empathetic engagement with trauma survivors is necessary for effective psychotherapeutic intervention. However, this intervention makes therapists vulnerable to the detrimental effects of vicarious traumas, with consequent negative effects on individual counselor effectiveness. (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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