Secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma: a validational study.

  title={Secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma: a validational study.},
  author={Sharon Rae Jenkins and Stephanie Baird},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  volume={15 5},
Vicarious trauma (VT) and secondary traumatic stress (STS) or compassion fatigue both describe effects of working with traumatized persons on therapists. Despite conceptual similarities, their emphases differ: cognitive schemas vs. posttraumatic symptoms and burnout, respectively. The TSI Belief Scale (TSI-BSL) measures VT; the Compassion Fatigue Self-Test (CFST) for Psychotherapists measures STS. Neither has substantial psychometric evidence yet, nor has their association been studied. Results… CONTINUE READING
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