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The Manager's Guide to Stress, Burnout & Trauma in the Corrections Workplace: Theory, Assessment, and Application
Fisher, Patricia M., R.Psych., L.Psych.
Fisher & Associates / Softcover / 2001-06-01 / 1894612094
Compassion Fatigue / Workplace / Organisations
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200 pages
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This textbook, and the intensive 2-day Manager Training Program built upon it, provides managers with a solid theory base regarding the mechanisms and effects of workplace systemic and traumatic stress in the workplace. The theory and principles of management strategies are also thoroughly covered with particular attention to their impact on worker stress. Managers are provided with assessment instruments that help them to: (1) Determine their own management style and its effects on their staff; (2) Assess for levels of workplace wellness in their staff group, and (3) Determine the impact of workplace stress on unit functioning. The final section provides tools and templates assisting managers to develop immediate practical management plans
for their teams.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1: STRESS & CORRECTIONS’ WORKPLACES

• The Consequences & the Context of Change
• The Restructured Workplace.
• Socioeconomic Changes
• Unique Challenges
• Workplace Culture and Stress
• The Psychosocial Challenges
• Systemic and Traumatic Stresses
• The Role of Change
• Managers in Corrections

CHAPTER 2: SOURCES OF WORKPLACE

STRESS & TRAUMA

• The Complex Stress Model
• Factor 1: Workplace Systemic Stress
• Factor 2: Workplace Traumatic Stress

CHAPTER 3: THE EFFECTS OF WORKPLACE

STRESS & TRAUMA

• Stress and the Body
• Gender Differences
• Factor 1: Workplace Systemic Stress Effects
• Factor 2: Workplace Traumatic Stress Effects

CHAPTER 4: MANAGERS AS LEADERS

• Models of Leadership
• Leadership, Culture and Gender
• Leadership and Perception
• Leadership Style and Performance

• Leadership Teams
• The Key Tasks of Leadership
• Integrated Leadership Theory
• Personal Characteristics of Effective Leaders

CHAPTER 5: THE ROLE OF MANAGERS IN

WORKER STRESS

• Manager Awareness
• Management Style and Systemic Stress
• Management Style and Traumatic Stress
• Contemporary Challenges
• Downsizing & Reorganization
• Succession Planning

CHAPTER 6: ASSESSMENT TOOLS

• How to Use the Assessment Tools
• Completing the Self-Assessments
• Management Style Self-Assessments Tools
• Risk Assessment Tools: Workplace Systemic
and Traumatic Stress
• Workplace Functioning: The Effects of
Systemic & Traumatic Stress

CHAPTER 7: APPROACHES TO LEADERSHIP

• A Framework for Intervention
• Risk/Needs Assessment
• Designing a Strategy
• Strategy Implementation, Maintenance &
Development

About the Author:

Dr. Patricia Fisher, R.Psych., L.Psych. is a clinical psychologist and the president and founder of Fisher & Associates Solutions. As a long time trauma specialist, over the past 15 years she has focused her attention on the impact and mechanisms of workplace stress in trauma-informed workplaces. She has been active as a clinician, researcher, and consultant, with applications in program design, curriculum development, organizational planning, and policy development. She has authored 6 texts and numbers of research papers on the subject of trauma-informed occupations, and is a frequent presenter at international conferences and professional meetings. Dr. Fisher’s work has focused on the needs of organizations and personnel in high risk areas such as health care, human and social services, law enforcement, corrections, emergency services, and the military. Her assessment protocols, training programs, and consultation services are all firmly grounded in contemporary research and best practices. Dr. Fisher is one of the leaders in Organizational Health and Workplace Wellness in trauma-informed environments in Canada, and has provided assessment and consultation to many organizations from the high stress and trauma sectors across Canada and internationally. Since 2000, she and her associates have given many hundreds of training workshops to staff and managers in high stress and trauma sectors in Canada and abroad.

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