An Exploratory Study of Vicarious Trauma Among Therapist Trainees

  title={An Exploratory Study of Vicarious Trauma Among Therapist Trainees},
  author={Shelah A. Adams and Shelley A. Riggs},
The current study explored vicarious trauma among therapist trainees in relation to history of trauma, experience level, trauma-specific training, and defense style. Students in graduate clinical and counseling psychology training programs (N 129) completed the Trauma Symptom Inventory, Defense Style Questionnaire, and an experience questionnaire. Results indicated trauma symptoms were significantly associated with defense style, which appeared to moderate personal trauma history and experience… CONTINUE READING

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