Prevention of Vicarious Trauma: Self-Awareness and Self-Assessment

Prevention of Vicarious Trauma: Self-Awareness and Self-Assessment
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Question Description: As a helping professional, many factors can influence the development of vicarious trauma, including client accounts and your own personal and professional experiences. The shifts in cognitive schemas, as discussed in this week’s Discussion, however, are not absolute. You can participate in activities that can minimize or ameliorate the effects of VT. Self-awareness and self-assessment are critical in identifying the development of VT. It is important to note that practitioners who are more susceptible to VT, such as those working with survivors of critical incidents, especially need to be aware of the symptoms and take steps to minimize the development of VT.

For this Assignment, reflect on the strategies you read about and those you may know from outside this course. Consider those that you use currently or might use in the future to mitigate the effects of VT. Complete the Compassion Fatigue Self Test and analyze the results.

The Assignment (2–3 pages):

Summarize the results of the self-assessment.
Explain what you learned about yourself as it relates to vicarious trauma.
Describe three strategies that you might use to mitigate the effects of vicarious trauma, and explain why you selected each.

Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are required to provide a reference list and to appropriately cite, in APA style, all references used within your Assignment.

There are two videos for the Evaluation of Crisis Skills and Characteristics

assignment that you need to see this is why i sent my log in information

James, R. K., & Gilliland, B. E. (2017). Crisis intervention strategies (8th ed.). Boston, MA:

Cengage Learning.

  • Chapter 1, “Approaching Crisis Intervention”
  • Chapter 3, “The Intervention and Assessment Models” (pp. 48-72)
  • Chapter 15, “Legal and Ethical Issues on Crisis of Trauma” (pp. 518-545)
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From the self-assessment test, I suffer from compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is due to the traumatized person instead of the trauma itself, and the compassion fatigue and satisfaction assessment test three areas, namely compassion satisfaction, burnout, and compassion fatigue. Compassion satisfaction measures the pleasure that a counselor derives from their work. The average score for compassion satisfaction is 37, but my score was 39. The high score implies that I derive pleasure in helping others, which shows that I am an effective caregiver. The burnout scale measures the difficulty in dealing with work and also aspects of hopelessness. Negative feelings can reflect the feelings that a person is not making changes in the work environment. High scores in the burnout scale show a person is at risk of burnout. The score can also reflect a bad day, but a persistent score can give a correct reflection. The mean for burnout scale is 22, and anyone who scores more than 22 shows a person has risks of burnout
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