Exploring the Counselor's Experience of Working With Perpetrators and Survivors of Domestic Violence

@article{Iliffe2000ExploringTC,
  title={Exploring the Counselor's Experience of Working With Perpetrators and Survivors of Domestic Violence},
  author={Gillian Iliffe and Lyndall G. Steed},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  year={2000},
  volume={15},
  pages={393 - 412}
}
Based on notions of vicarious trauma, burnout, and countertransference, the purpose of this study was to explore the impact on counselors of working with domestic violence (DV) clients. Eighteen counselors with high case loads of DV clients participated in a semistructured interview. They described classical symptoms of vicarious trauma, and reported changes in cognitive schema, particularly in regard to safety, world view, and gender power issues. Specific challenges of DV work included… Expand
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