Help for the Helper The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

ISBN-10: 039370422X
ISBN-13: 9780393704228
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

How empathy can jeopardize a therapist's well-being. Therapist burnout is a pressing issue, and self-care is possible only when therapists actively help themselves. The authors examine the literature from neurobiology, social psychology, and folk psychology in order to explain how therapists suffer from an excess of empathy for their clients, and then they present strategies for dealing with burnout and stress.

Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW, has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1976. Author of 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery and the best-selling The Body Remembers, and member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, she gives lectures and professional trainings around the world. She is the editor of Norton's 8 Keys to Mental Health Series. She lives in Los Angeles.

Marjorie Rand lives in Manhattan Beach, California.

Psychotherapists at risk
Managing the ties that bind
Keeping calm
Thinking clearly
Concluding reflections
Assessment
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