Consider forensic interviewers who frequently hear spiritually depleting stories of crimes against children. Consider that firefighters and emergency medical technicians often work several consecutive days at a time, forcing them to be away from their families while carrying out physically exhausting work. How could such occupational stressors contribute to the onset of vicarious trauma symptoms for helping professionals?
For this Assignment, select one interview from this week’s media carousel. Consider the occupational stressors the individual(s) might face. Also, consider which stressors you would find most challenging in carrying out this work and identify two ways you might address those challenges.
Assignment (3-4 pages): Interview chosen ER Nurse – be detailed in responseand use 4 APA references.
Use the video “Media Carousel: Trauma-Response Helping Professionals” to select an interview.
- Provide an analysis of the occupational stressors in the interview you selected.
- Explain the implications of these stressors on the development of vicarious trauma.
- Explain two ways you would address these stressors. Be specific.
- Reflect on your own work environment, and describe two occupational stressors that could impact the development of vicarious trauma and justify your selection.
- Explain two strategies you would use to address those challenges.
- Explain the personal factors you might possess that might leave you vulnerable to vicarious trauma.
- Justify your analysis with references to this week’s Resources and other current literature. Be specific.
Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation.
Laureate Education (Producer). (2014b).Mediacarousel: Trauma-responsehelping professionals [Video file].retrieved from https://class.walden.edu
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)
Peled-Avram, M. (2017). The role of relational-oriented supervision and personal and work-related factors in the development of vicarious traumatization. Clinical Social Work Journal, 45(1), 22-33. doi:10.1007/s10615-015-0573-y