SOCW6333 Walden Personal Factors and vicarious trauma Discussion

Question Description

Due 03/11/2019

How can personal factors such as gender, coping skills, or unresolved personal trauma history impact symptom development of vicarious trauma? What factors would make a difference in your own experience as a helping professional?

  • Post an explanation of the strategies you might employ as a helping professional when dealing with vicarious trauma.
  • Explain how helping professionals with untreated vicarious trauma might impact their work with clients and client systems.
  • Provide an explanation of your ethical obligations to deal with your own vicarious trauma.


Morrissette, P. J. (2004). The pain of helping: Psychological injury of helping professionals. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

  • Chapter 5, “Compassion Fatigue/Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder” (previously read in Week 2)
  • Chapter 7, “Vicarious Traumatization” (previously read in Week 2)

Harker, R., Pidgeon, A. M., Klaassen, F., & King, S. (2016). Exploring resilience and mindfulness as preventative factors for psychological distress burnout and secondary traumatic stress among human service professionals. Work: Journal Of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 54(3), 631-637. doi:10.3233/WOR-162311

Ludick, M., & Figley, C. R. (2017). Toward a mechanism for secondary trauma induction and reduction: Reimagining a theory of secondary traumatic stress.Traumatology, 23(1), 112-123. doi:10.1037/trm0000096

Final Answer


SOCW6333 Week Three Discussion
Post an explanation of the strategies you might employ as a helping professional when
dealing with vicarious trauma.
Vicarious trauma can negatively impact the quality of life of the helping professional and
impact work quality. According to Harker et al. (2016) cultivating and sustaining resilience are
key to preventing vicarious trauma. One of the psychological factors associated with cultivating
resilience is mindfulness (Harker et al., 2016). The compassion fatigue resilience (CFR) model is
used to measure variances in reliance and compassion fatigues. The m...

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