Scholars have identified vicarious traumatization (VT) as one of the most extreme effects of working with traumatized clients; however, not all mental health therapists develop VT (Pearlman & Saakvitne, 1995). Path analytic procedures were used to assess a comprehensive theoretical VT model based on constructivist self-development theory (CSDT). The model explained 46% of the variance in VT in mental health therapists surveyed.
The Effect of Childhood Trauma, Personal Wellness, Supervisory Working Alliance, and Organizational Factors on Vicarious Traumatization
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Amy Williams, Heather Helm, Elysia Clemens; The Effect of Childhood Trauma, Personal Wellness, Supervisory Working Alliance, and Organizational Factors on Vicarious Traumatization. Journal of Mental Health Counseling 1 April 2012; 34 (2): 133–153. doi: https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.34.2.j3l62k872325h583
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