Vicarious Posttraumatic Growth in Psychotherapy

  title={Vicarious Posttraumatic Growth in Psychotherapy},
  author={Debora Arnold and Lawrence G. Calhoun and Richard G. Tedeschi and Arnie Cann},
  journal={Journal of Humanistic Psychology},
  pages={239 - 263}
Previous investigations of the impact of trauma-related psychotherapy on clinicians have emphasized the hazardous nature of such work. The present study is the first exploration of clinicians’ perceptions of trauma work to investigate in depth the positive consequences of working with trauma survivors. A sample of 21 psychotherapists participated in a naturalistic interview exploring the impact of trauma work with a particular focus on (a) changes in memory systems and schemas about self and… 

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