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COUN 8333 Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue: Welcome & Course Readings

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COUN 8333 Required Course Readings

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Adams, S. A., & Riggs, S. A. (2008). An exploratory study of vicarious trauma among therapist trainees. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 2(1), 26–34.

Adler, A., Castro, C., & McGurk, D. (2009). Time-driven battle mind psychological debriefing: A group-level early intervention in combat. Military Medicine, 174(1), 21–28.

Bartley, A. G. (2007). Confronting the realities of volunteering for a national disaster. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 29(1), 4–16.

Beehr, T., Bowling, N. & Bennett, M. (2010). Occupational stress and failures of social support: When helping hurts. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15(1), 45–59.

Bernard, J. M. (1997). The discrimination model. In C. E. Watkins, Jr. (Ed.), Handbook of psychotherapy supervision (pp. 310–327). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons. Linked in the syllabus and Week 10 in the classroom.

Bride, B. (2004). The impact of providing psychosocial services to traumatized populations. Stress, Trauma and Crisis: An International Journal, 7(1), 29–46.

Bride, B., Radey, M., & Figley, C. (2007). Measuring compassion fatigue. Clinical Social Work Journal, 35(3), 155–163.

Bush, N. (2009). Compassion fatigue: Are you at risk? Oncology Nursing Forum, 36(1), 24–28.

Chan, C., Ng, S., Ho, R., & Chow, A., (2006). East meets west: Applying Eastern spirituality in clinical practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15(7), 822–832. 

Creamer, T., & Liddle, B. (2005). Secondary traumatic stress among disaster mental health workers responding to the September 11 attacks. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 18(1), 89–96.

Cummins, P. N., Massey, L., & Jones, A. (2007). Keeping ourselves well: Strategies for promoting and maintaining counselor wellness. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education & Development, 46(1), 35–49.

Devilly, G., Wright, R. & Varker, T. (2009). Vicarious trauma and secondary traumatic stress or simply burnout? Effect of trauma therapy on mental health professionals. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(4), 373–385.

Fahy, A. (2007). The unbearable fatigue of compassion: Notes from a substance abuse counselor who dreams of working at Starbuck’s. Clinical Social Work Journal, 35(3), 199–205.

Farley, Y. (2007). Making the connection: Spirituality, trauma and resiliency. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 26(1), 1–15.

Frandsen, B. (2010). Burnout or compassion fatigue? Long-term Living: For the Continuing Care Professional, 59(5), 50–52.

Gomez, C., & Yassen, J. (2007). Revolutionizing the clinical frame: Individual and social advocacy practice on behalf of trauma survivors. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 14(1/2), 245–263.

Harrision, R., & Westwood, M. (2009). Preventing vicarious traumatization of mental health therapists: Identifying protective practices. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 46(2), 203–219.

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.

Juhnke, G. (1997). After school violence: An adapted critical incident stress debriefing model for student survivors. Elementary School Guidance & Counseling, 31(3), 163–171.

Kanter J. (2007). Compassion fatigue and traumatization: A second look. Clinical Social Work Journal, 35(4), 289–293.

Kress, V. E. W., Trippany, R. L., & Nolan, J. M. (2003). Responding to sexual assault victims: Considerations for college counselors. Journal of College Counseling, 6(2), 124–133.

Linley, P. & Joseph, S. (2007). Therapy work and therapists’ positive and negative well-being. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26(3), 385–403.

Meadors, P., Lamson, A., Swanson, M., White, M., & Sira, N. (2010). Secondary traumatization in pediatric healthcare providers: Compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress, Omega Journal of Death & Dying, 60(2), 103–128.

Miller, J. (2003). Critical incident debriefing and social work: Expanding the frame. Journal of Social Service Research, 30(2), 7–25.

Myers, J. E., Sweeney, T. J., & White, V. E. (2002). Advocacy for counseling and counselors: A professional imperative. Journal of Counseling and Development, 80(4), 394–403.

O’Brien, P., (2006). Creating compassion and connection in the workplace. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 25(1), 16–36.

Osborne, J. L., Collison, B. B., House, R. M., Gray, L. A., Firth, J., & Lou, M. (1998). Developing a social advocacy model for counselor education.Counselor Education and Supervision, 37(3), 190–203.

Peres, J., Moreida-Almeida, A., Nasello, A., & Koenig, H. (2007). Spirituality and resilience in trauma victims. Journal of Religion and Health, 46(3), 343–350.

Phelps, A., Lloyd, D., Creamer, M., & Forbes, B. (2009). Caring for careers in the aftermath of trauma. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma, 18(3), 313–330.

Putnam, S. E. (2009). The monsters in my head: Posttraumatic stress disorder and the child survivor of sexual abuse. Journal of Counseling & Development, 87(1), 80–89.

Ratts, M. J. (2008). A pragmatic view of social justice advocacy: Infusing micro level social justice advocacy strategies into counseling practices. Counseling and Human Development, 41(1), 1–8.

Roach, L. F., & Young, M. E. (2007). Do counselor education programs promote wellness in their students? Counselor Education & Supervision, 47(1), 29–45.

Rubino, C., Luksyte, A., Perry, S., & Volpone, S. (2009). How do stressors lead to burnout? The mediating role of motivation. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 14(3), 289–304.

Sabo, B. (2006). Compassion fatigue and nursing work: Can we accurately capture the consequences of caring work? International Journal of Nursing Practice, 12(3), 136 – 142. 

Salston, M., & Figley, C. (2003). Secondary traumatic stress effects of working with survivors of criminal victimization. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 16(2), 167–174.

Sexton, L. (1999). Vicarious traumatization of counselors and the effects on their workplaces. British Journal of Guidance & Counseling, 27(3). 393–403.

Sommer, C., & Cox, J. (2005). Elements of supervision in sexual violence counselors' narratives: A qualitative analysis. Counselor Education & Supervision, 45(2), 119–134.

Stamm, B.H. (2010). The concise ProQOL manual.

Steele, J. M. (2008). Preparing counselors to advocate for social justice: A liberation model. Counselor Education & Supervision, 48(2), 74–85.

Tehrani, N. (2007). The cost of caring- The impact of secondary trauma on assumptions, values, and beliefs. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 20(4), 325–339.

Tesolowski, D. G., Rosenberg, H., & Stein, S. J. (1983). Advocacy intervention: A responsibility of human services professionals. Journal of Rehabilitation, 49(3), 35–38.

Toporek, R. L., Lewis, J. A., & Crethar, H. C. (2009). Promoting systemic change through the ACA advocacy competencies. Journal of Counseling and Development, 87(3), 260–268.

Trippany, R., White-Kress, V. & Wilcoxon, S. (2004). Preventing vicarious trauma: What counselors should know when working with trauma survivors? Journal of Counseling & Development, 82(1), 31–37.

Trippany, R., Wilcoxon, S., & Satcher, J. (2003). Factors influencing vicarious traumatization for therapists of survivors of sexual victimization. Journal of Trauma Practice, 2(1), 47–60.

Van der Velden, P., Kleber, R., Grievink, L., & Yzermans, J. (2010). Confrontations with aggression and mental health problems in police officers: The role of organizational stressors, life-events, and previous mental health problems. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2(2), 135–144.

VanDeusen, K. & Way, I. (2006). Vicarious trauma: An exploratory of the impact of providing sexual abuse treatment on clinicians’ trust and intimacy. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 15(1), 69–85.

Versola-Russo, J. (2006). Workplace violence: Vicarious trauma in the psychiatric setting. Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations, 6(2), 70–103.

Vis, J. & Boynton, H. (2008). Spirituality and transcendent meaning: Possibilities for enhancing post traumatic growth. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 27(1/2), 69–86.

Warren, T., Lee, S., & Saunders, S. (2003). Factors influencing experienced distress and attitude toward trauma by emergency medicine practitioners. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 10(4), 293–296.

Way, I., VanDeusen, K., & Cottrell, T. (2007). Vicarious trauma: Predictors of clinicians’ disrupted cognitions about self esteem and self-intimacy. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 16(4), 81–98.

Xanthankis, A. (2009). Levels of work-stress and burnout among prison officers. An examination of the need for a staff counseling service in a forensic setting. Counseling Psychology Review, 24(3/4), 100 – 118.

Other Readings

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