Vicarious exposure to trauma and growth in therapists: the moderating effects of sense of coherence, organizational support, and empathy.

  title={Vicarious exposure to trauma and growth in therapists: the moderating effects of sense of coherence, organizational support, and empathy.},
  author={Rebecca Brockhouse and Rachel M. Msetfi and Keren Cohen and Stephen Joseph},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  volume={24 6},
Therapists who work with traumatized individuals can experience psychological growth following this vicarious exposure to trauma. The purpose of the present study is to examine the variables that may moderate such vicarious posttraumatic growth. Therapists (N = 118) completed measures of vicarious exposure to trauma and growth, as well as empathy, sense of coherence, and perceived organizational support. Results showed that having a strong sense of coherence negatively predicted growth… CONTINUE READING

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