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Title: How Counsellors Cope with Traumatized Clients: Personal, professional and organizational strategies
Contributor(s): Hunter, S (author); Schofield, MJ (author)
Publication Date: 2006
Open Access: Yes
DOI: 10.1007/s10447-005-9003-0
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Abstract: This qualitative study examined the experiences of counsellors and their perceptions of resources that helped them cope with traumatized clients and difficult client sessions. The research was conducted using in-depth interviews with a purposive sample of eight counsellors working in five counselling agencies. The study identified how counsellors develop their own personal and professional strategies for coping with challenge, and the supportive structures and coping strategies provided by agencies. From these counsellors' stories of learning to cope with traumatized clients and traumatic material, we highlight some recommendations that may facilitate the development of effective coping strategies for the prevention or amelioration of vicarious traumatization.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 28(2), p. 121-138
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: Netherlands
ISSN: 0165-0653
Field of Research (FOR): 111710 Health Counselling
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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