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Fundamentals: Self Care Resources

Original Publication Date: June 26, 2017
Last Updated: April 1, 2023
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Self Care Publications Listing

The sections in each section under Find Resources on Self-Care contain a number of articles, tools, and other resources.

Barry, Jane; Dordevic, Jelena. What’s the Point of the Revolution if We Can’t Dance. WorldPulse Magazine. 2010-04-19.,0. Accessed: 2010-04-19. (Archived by WebCite® at

Figley, C.R. (Ed.). (2002). Treating compassion fatigue. New York: Bruner-Routledge.

Fleming, J., & R.J. Ledogar  (2008). Resilience, an Evolving Concept: A Review of Literature Relevant to Aboriginal Research A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health 6(2)

Hernandez, Pilar, Gangsei, David and Engstrom, David (2007). Vicarious Resilience: A New Concept. Family Process 46(2), 229-241.

Koopman, C., Classen, C., Cardena, E., & Spiegal, D. (1995). When disaster strikes acute stress disorder may follow. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 8, 29-46.

Koopman, C., Classen, C., & Spiegel, D. (1994). Predictors of post-traumatic stress symptoms among survivors of the Oakland/Berkeley, California firestorm. American Journal of Psychiatry, 151, 888-894.

Pearlman, L. (1996). Transforming the Pain: A Workbook on Vicarious Traumatization. WW Norton & Co.

Pearlman, L.A., & MacIan, P.S. (1995). Vicarious traumatisation: An empirical study of the effects of trauma work on trauma therapists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 26, 558–565.

Pearlman, L.A., & Saakvitne, K.W. (1995). Treating therapists with vicarious traumatization and secondary traumatic stress disorders. In C.R. Figley (Ed.), Compassion fatigue: Coping with secondary traumatic stress disorder in those who treat the traumatized (pp. 150–177). New York: Brunner/Mazel.

Rothschild, B. with Rand, M.L. (in press). Help for the Helper: The Mind and Body of Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, and Burnout. New York: W.W. Norton.

Rothschild, B. (2006). Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma. WW Norton & Co.

Rothschild, B. Mirror, Mirror: Our brains are hardwired for empathy. Psychotherapy Networker, Sept/Oct 2004. 

Rothschild, B. Understanding dangers of empathy. Psychotherapy Networker, July.August 2002. 

Servan-Scheriber, D. (2009). I’m Feeling your pain-really. ODE Magazine, p 54. September 2008 vol.6.

Smith, Hawthorne E.  Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout: Risk Factors, Resilience, and Coping in Caregivers, in Smith, Hawthorne, Keller, Alan, and  Lhewa, DW, eds. Like a Refugee Camp on First Avenue: Insights and Experiences from the Bellevue-NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. New York: Bellevue-NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, 2007, Chapter 13

Stern, D (2004). The present moment in psychotherapy and everyday life. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Wilson, J., & Brwynn, R. (2004). Empathy in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. New York: Brunner-Routledge.


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