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The Experience of Vicarious Posttraumatic Growth in Mental Health Workers

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In order to add to the body of research that examines the phenomenon of vicarious posttraumatic growth, this study sought to illuminate the lived experiences of mental health professionals who work on a day-to-day basis with multiply traumatized children and adolescents and, as a result, experience measurably high levels of vicarious trauma and compassion satisfaction. The findings from this qualitative study support positive vicarious experiences derived from trauma work and expose the pathologically focused nature of the profession.
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Keywords: salutogenic; trauma; vicarious posttraumatic growth

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication date: September 1, 2014

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