Revised, expanded edition includes a new preface and introduction, a revised chapter on telehealth, a new chapter on moderating secondary traumatic stress through administrative and policy action, an extensive bibliography, and a new index!
A landmark volume in the field of traumatic stress… Essential reading for anyone involved in a caregiving role.
-Frank W. Weathers, Ph.D., National Center for PTSD, Boston VAMC
As our knowledge of traumatic stress grows, so too does our awareness of the high cost of caring. Beginning with the assumption that caring for people who have experienced highly stressful events puts the caregiver at risk for developing similar stress-related symptoms, this book brings together some of the best thinkers in the trauma field to write about the prevention and treatment of Secondary Traumatic Stress. This “cutting edge” material not only reflects the current state of knowledge about secondary traumatization, but in a personal way explores our ethical obligations to each other, to our communities, and to future trauma research.
“A must for the practicing clinician.”
-Martin Seligman, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
“Both practical and deeply personal… a necessary companion for all those who do the work.”
-Tom Williams, Psy.D., President, International Association of Trauma Counselors
Table of Contents:
Preface: B. Hudnall Stamm, Ph.D.
PART I. SETTING THE STAGE
Compassion Fatigue: Toward a New Understanding of the Costs of Caring by Charles R. Figley, Ph.D.
Secondary Explosure to Trauma and Self-Reported Distress Among Therapists by Kelly R. Chrestman, Ph.D.
The Risks of Treating Sexual Trauma: Stress and Secondary Trauma in Psychotherapists byNancy Kassam-Adams, Ph.D.
PART II. THERAPIST SELF-CARE MODELS
Self Care for Trauma Therapists: Ameliorating Vicarious Traumatization by Laurie Anne Pearlman, Ph.D.
Helper’s Response to Trauma Work: Understanding and Intervening in an Organization byDena J. Rosenbloom, Ph.D., Anne C. Pratt, Ph.D., and Laurie Anne Pearlman, Ph.D.
Coping with Secondary Traumatic Stress: The Importance of the Therapist’s Professional Peer Group by Don R. Catherall, Ph.D.
PART III. BEYOND THE THERAPY ROOM AND INTO THE COMMUNITY
Communication and Self Care: Foundational Issues of Communication by Chrys J. Harris, Ph.D. and Jon G. Linder, M. Ed.
Painful Pedagogy: Teaching About Trauma in Academic and Training Settings by Susan L. McCammon, Ph.D.
Trauma Based Psychiatry for Primary Care by Lyndra J. Bills, M.D.
Kelengakutelleghpat: An Arctic Community-Based Approach to Trauma by Michael J. Terry, R.N., A.N.P.
Creating Virtual Community: Telemedicine and Self Care by Frederick W. Pearce, Ph.D. and B. Hudnall Stamm, Ph.D.
PART IV. ETHICAL ISSUES IN SELF-CARE
Ethical Issues Associated with Secondary Trauma in Therapists by James F. Monroe, Ed.D.
Self Care and the Vulnerable Therapist by Mary Beth Williams, Ph.D. and John F. Sommer, Jr.
No Escape from Philosophy in Trauma Treatment and Research by Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D.: Read this chapter online!
The Germ Theory of Trauma: The Impossibility of Ethical Neutrality by Sandra L. Bloom, M.D.