Preventing vicarious traumatization of mental health therapists: Identifying protective practices.

@article{Harrison2009PreventingVT,
  title={Preventing vicarious traumatization of mental health therapists: Identifying protective practices.},
  author={R. Loyd Harrison and Marvin J. Westwood},
  journal={Psychotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          203-19
        }
}
This qualitative study identified protective practices that mitigate risks of vicarious traumatization (VT) among mental health therapists. The sample included six peer-nominated master therapists, who responded to the question, "How do you manage to sustain your personal and professional well-being, given the challenges of your work with seriously traumatized clients?" Data analysis was based upon Lieblich, Tuval-Mashiach, and Zilber's (1998) typology of narrative analysis. Findings included… CONTINUE READING

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