David Gangsei presents on self care for those who serve survivors of torture. The presentation is especially for those working in the legal field, but is relevant to many disciplines.
This video is approximately 20 minutes long.
Birck, Angelika (2001), Traumatology, 7: 85-90
Abstract: Twenty-five professionals of the Treatment Center for Torture Victims in Berlin (BZFO) took part in a study about burnout, secondary traumatization and satisfaction with work. Burnout was very low, whereas PTSD-like symptoms were increased in mental health professionals as well as in administration staff. Beliefs about the value and safety of other people were most disrupted. Satisfaction with work was high. The insecure residence situation of most patients and the associated conflicts with state authorities were described as major stressors. Exposure to traumatic themes of patients was reported to be less stressful.
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Napier, Rebecca and DeMoss, Sharmin (2004). This 72 page book was published by the Center for Survivors of Torture, Dallas, TX
Pilar Hernandez, Ph.D., David Gangsei, Ph.D.. Family Process, Vol. 46, No. 2, 2007
Gangsei, D (2011, 3 pp.)
This essay examines the phenomenon of vicarious trauma, its impact on those who work with traumatized clients and the importance of self-care.