Trauma work, sense of coherence, and positive and negative changes in therapists
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) Trauma work, sense of coherence, and positive and negative changes in therapists. PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOSOMATICS, 74 (3). pp. 185-188. ISSN 0033-3190Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000084004
Background: The negative effects of vicarious traumatization through trauma work are well known. However, a growing body of evidence testifies to the positive effects that have been reported following trauma. This study explored the potential positive effects of trauma work on therapists, with a focus on the associations of the personality construct 'sense of coherence' with both positive and negative changes. Methods: The study examined the positive and negative effects of trauma work in an international sample of 85 therapists. Participants completed measures of their trauma work experience, sense of coherence and positive and negative changes they experienced as a result of their trauma work. Results: A greater sense of coherence was associated with fewer negative changes and more positive changes. Conclusions: Adversarial growth in therapists deserves further enquiry to allow a more detailed understanding of the factors and processes involved. Copyright (C) 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
|Journal or Publication Title:||PSYCHOTHERAPY AND PSYCHOSOMATICS|
|Number of Pages:||4|
|Page Range:||pp. 185-188|
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