Occupational Stressors

The Assignment (1-3 pages)

Use the Media Carousel of Trauma-Response Helping Professionals to select an interview.

http://mym.cdn.laureate-media.com/2dett4d/Walden/COUN/8333/01/mm/carousel/index.html Identify yourself as a master’s level student on the title page of your application. Provide an analysis of the occupational stressors in the interview you selected. Explain the implication of these stressors on the development of vicarious trauma. Explain which two stressors you would find most challenging and explain why. Explain two ways you would address these stressors. Be specific. Reflect on your life experience, and describe at least one stressor that could impact, or could have impacted, the development of vicarious trauma and justify your selection. Explain two ways you could address those challenges.  Use this week’s Learning Resources or other current literature.

Readings Course Text: Compassion fatigue: Coping with secondary traumatic stress disorder in those who treat the traumatized Chapter 5, “Sensory-Based Therapy for Crisis Counselors”

Course Text: Treating compassion fatigue Chapter 8, “The Silencing Response in Clinical Practice: On the Road to Dialogue” Course Text: Secondary traumatic stress: Self-care issues for clinicians, researchers, and educators Chapter 3, “The Risks of Treating Sexual Trauma: Stress and Secondary Trauma in Psychotherapists” Course Text: Quitangon, G. & Evces, M. (2015). Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health: Understanding Risks and Promoting Resilience. New York: Routlege Chapter 2

Article: Adams, S. A., & Riggs, S. A. (2008). An exploratory study of vicarious trauma among therapist trainees. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 21(1), 26–34. Article: Hernandez, P., Engstram, D., Gangsei, D. (2010). Exploring the impact of trauma on therapists: Vicarious resilience and related concepts in training. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 29(1), 67–83. Article: Linley, P., & Joseph, S. (2007). Therapy work and therapists’ positive and negative well-being. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26(3), 385–403.