Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

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Norton, 2006 - Psychology - 253 pages
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Therapist burnout is a pressing issue, and self-care is possible only when therapists actively help themselves. The authors examine the literature from neurobiology, social psychology, and folk psychology in order to explain how therapists suffer from an excess of empathy for their clients, and then they present strategies for dealing with burnout and stress.

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Review: Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

User Review  - Janet Ferguson - Goodreads

I HIGHLY recommend this book to any therapist or care-giver who wants to be effective and empathetic without taking on clients' trauma or intense emotions. I am looking forward to implementing the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Although, this book was designed for therapists and psychologists, I think it is a good for anyone in a major care taker role (teachers, nurses, etc.), or anyone who has a hard time watching the news ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Babette Rothschild, MSW, LCSW, has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1976. Author of 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery and the best-selling The Body Remembers, and member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, she gives lectures and professional trainings around the world. She lives in Los Angeles.

Marjorie Rand lives in Manhattan Beach, California.

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