1. Research suggests that recognizing potential changes in beliefs about self, others, and the world may have a preventative function regarding vicarious trauma Trippany, White Kress, & Wilcoxon, 2004). Explain how aware you feel you are about these beliefs and your personal reactions to vicarious trauma.
2. What do you do and/or what could you do to cope with burnout, secondary trauma, and compassion fatigue?
3. How do you and/or could you incorporate supervision in sustaining your personal and professional well-being?
4. Explain if and how this course has advanced your thinking about burnout, secondary/vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, personal and professional well-being, and working with client systems who have experienced trauma.
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Harrison, R. L., & Westwood, M. J. (2009). Preventing vicarious traumatization of mental health therapists: Identifying protective practices. Psychotherapy, 46(2), 203-219.
Trippany, R. L., White Kress, V. E., & Wilcoxon, S. A. (2004). Preventing vicarious trauma: What counselors should know when working with trauma survivors. Journal of Counseling & Development, 82(1), 31-37.