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Help for the helper : the psychophysiology of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma / Babette Rothschild, with Marjorie L. Rand.

By: Rothschild, Babette
Contributor(s): Rand, Marjorie L, 1944-
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2006Edition: 1st edDescription: xiii, 253 pages ; 25 cmISBN: 039370422X; 9780393704228Subject(s): Secondary traumatic stress -- Treatment | Psychotherapists -- Job stress | Emergency medical personnel -- Job stress | Counselors -- Job stress | Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic -- therapy | Stress, Psychological -- prevention & control | Emergencies -- psychology | Counselors -- Job stress | Emergency medical personnel -- Job stress | Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Treatment | Psychotherapists -- Job stress | Psychotherapeut | Burn-out-Syndrom | Prävention | Psychotherapeut | Burn-out-Syndrom | PräventionDDC classification: 616.85/21 LOC classification: RC552.P67 | R6856 2006Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Preface : Using common sense -- Introduction. Overview -- Organization -- Disclaimer -- Chapter 1: Psychotherapists at risk. Therapist assets and deficits -- Identifying terminology -- Countertransference -- Projective identification -- Empathy -- Chapter 2: Managing the ties that bind. Theory : The neurophysiology of empathy -- Somatic empathy -- Mirroring and mimicry. Skill building: Facial and postural awareness -- Conscious postural mirroring -- Unmirroring -- Chapter 3: Keeping calm. Theory: The neurophysiology of arousal. Skill building: Arousal awareness -- The therapist's brakes -- How close is too close? -- Controlling empathic imagery. Chapter 4: Thinking clearly. Theory: The neurophysiology of clear thinking. Skill building: Know thyself -- Strengthening the observer -- Controlling self-talk -- Nurturing your work space -- Structured self-care. Chapter 5: Concluding reflections. Revisiting projective identification -- To each her own chair -- Evaluating risks for vicarious trauma -- Reversing the effects of vicarious trauma -- Final words. Appendix 1: Assessment -- Appendix 2: Pilot research.
Review: "Taking a frank assessment of the risks involved in psychotherapy, such as compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization, Help for the Helper challenges current thinking about the ways in which therapists are affected by their clients. Based on the latest neurobiological research and drawing from the literature in social psychology and folk psychology, Rothschild identifies three major processes that can, when left unchecked, pose enormous risks to a professional's well-being."--Jacket.
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616.85/21 (Browse shelf) Available Taking a frank assessment of the risks involved in psychotherapy, such as compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization, Help for the Helper challenges current thinking about the ways in which therapists are affected by their clients. Based on the latest neurobiological research and drawing from the literature in social psychology and folk psychology, Rothschild identifies three major processes that can, when left unchecked, pose enormous risks to a professional's well-being. A41295577
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"A Norton professional book."

Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-243) and index.

Preface : Using common sense -- Introduction. Overview -- Organization -- Disclaimer -- Chapter 1: Psychotherapists at risk. Therapist assets and deficits -- Identifying terminology -- Countertransference -- Projective identification -- Empathy -- Chapter 2: Managing the ties that bind. Theory : The neurophysiology of empathy -- Somatic empathy -- Mirroring and mimicry. Skill building: Facial and postural awareness -- Conscious postural mirroring -- Unmirroring -- Chapter 3: Keeping calm. Theory: The neurophysiology of arousal. Skill building: Arousal awareness -- The therapist's brakes -- How close is too close? -- Controlling empathic imagery. Chapter 4: Thinking clearly. Theory: The neurophysiology of clear thinking. Skill building: Know thyself -- Strengthening the observer -- Controlling self-talk -- Nurturing your work space -- Structured self-care. Chapter 5: Concluding reflections. Revisiting projective identification -- To each her own chair -- Evaluating risks for vicarious trauma -- Reversing the effects of vicarious trauma -- Final words. Appendix 1: Assessment -- Appendix 2: Pilot research.

"Taking a frank assessment of the risks involved in psychotherapy, such as compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization, Help for the Helper challenges current thinking about the ways in which therapists are affected by their clients. Based on the latest neurobiological research and drawing from the literature in social psychology and folk psychology, Rothschild identifies three major processes that can, when left unchecked, pose enormous risks to a professional's well-being."--Jacket.