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ERIC Number: EJ818443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0828-3893
Traumatizing Aspects of Providing Counselling in Community Agencies to Survivors of Sexual Violence: A Concept Map
Kadambi, Michaela A.; Truscott, Derek
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v42 n3 p192-208 Jul 2008
Concept mapping (a combined qualitative/quantitative approach) was used to clarify and understand 72 Canadian professionals' experience of what they found to be traumatizing about their work with sexual violence survivors in community settings. A sample of 30 professionals providing community-based treatment to survivors of sexual violence sorted and rated 96 individual statements (generated by 72 professionals) regarding the traumatizing aspects of this clinical work to produce a visual representation, or concept map, of their experience. The final concept map generated eight distinct cluster themes: Witnessing and Responding to Therapeutic Content, Witnessing and Responding to Therapeutic Process, Challenging Counter-transference Reactions, System Flaws and Inadequacies, Societal Injustice, Awareness of Human Cruelty, Feeling Helpless and Powerless, and Workplace Constraints and Deficiencies. The implications of these findings and suggestions for further areas of investigation are discussed. [Abstract presented in both English and French.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada