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Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health

Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health

Understanding Risks and Promoting Resilience

by Mark R. Evces and Gertie Quitangon
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Publication Date: 28/01/2015
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Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health focuses on the clinician and the impact of working with disaster survivors. Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, mass shootings, terrorism and other large-scale catastrophic events have increased in the last decade and disaster resilience has become a national imperative. This book explores vicarious traumatization in mental health providers who respond to massive disasters by choice or by circumstance. What happens when clinicians share the trauma and vulnerability from the toll taken by a disaster with the victims they care for? How can clinicians increase resilience from disaster exposure and provide mental health services effectively? Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health offers insight and analysis of the research and theory behind vicarious trauma and compares and contrasts with other work-impact concepts such as burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress. It proposes practical evidence-informed personal strategies and organizational approaches that address five cognitive schemas (safety, esteem, trust, control and intimacy) disrupted in vicarious trauma. With an emphasis on the psychological health and safety of mental health providers in the post-disaster workplace, this book represents a shift in perspective and provides a framework for the promotion of worker resilience in the standard of practice in disaster management.

ISBN:
9781138793309
9781138793309
Category:
Physiological & neuro-psychology
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
28-01-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Routledge
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
231x163x13mm
Weight:
0.32kg

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