Treating Compassion Fatigue

ISBN-10: 1583910530

ISBN-13: 9781583910535

Edition: 2002

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Helping the traumatized can be quite traumatizing. Compassion Fatigue is the latest in an evolving concept known in the field of traumatology as Secondary Traumatic Stress, or the stress experienced by caregivers. At focus in this volume are the assessment, treatment and prevention of Compassion Fatigue. Through examination of contemporary theory and research, leaders in the field come together to further clarify the concept of Compassion Fatigue. Case studies address the trauma of working with special populations such as children, victims of terrorism, and major disaster survivors. New and innovative treatment methods offer comprehensive plans for recovery from burnout and the prevention strategies provided will be of use to those in the helping professions.Treating Compassion Fatiguewill bring to light the "cost of caring" for those in emotional distress, allowing professionals to fully prosper in their compassionate efforts.
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/28/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 236
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Charles R. Figley (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) is the Paul Henry Kurzweg, MD Distinguished Chair in Disaster Mental Health at Tulane University and a Professor in the Tulane Graduate School of Social Work. He is also director of the award-winning Traumatology Institute. The Institute was recognized in 2000 as the best program of its kind by the University Continuing Education Association. He is a former Fulbright Fellow and was a Professor in the College of Social Work at Florida State University before moving to Tulane University in July 2008. Dr. Figley is also a psychologist and family therapist and was a Professor of Family Therapy and Psychology at Purdue University (1974-1989). He is founding editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress and currently editor of the journal Traumatology , published by SAGE Publications. Dr. Figley has written more than 200 scholarly works, including 19 books, most of which have focused on stress, resiliency, and coping. His first book, Stress Disorder Among Vietnam Veterans (1978), focused on combat stress and is credited as helping to establish the modern era of traumatology. In his subsequent books, he has continually expanded his focus to other traumatizing contexts.

Contributors
Introduction
Contemporary Views and Findings
Diagnosis and Treatment of Helper Stresses, Traumas, and Illnesses
The Trauma of Working with Traumatized Children
Stress Responses of Mental Health Workers Following Disaster: The Oklahoma City Bombing
Secondary Traumatic Stress in Case Managers Working in Community Mental Health Services
Measuring Compassion Satisfaction as Well as Fatigue: Developmental History of the Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue Test
Treatment and Prevention Innovations
The Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue
Humor as a Moderator of Compassion Fatigue
The Silencing Response in Clinical Practice: On the Road to Dialogue
Trauma Treatment Training for Bosnian and Croatian Mental Health Workers
Strategies for Managing Disaster Mental Health Worker Stress
Epilogue
Index
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