Preventing Original Infant Trauma When Possible For The Prevention Of Schizophrenia (Part Two)

Delayed Posttraumatic Stress Disorders from Infancy The Two Trauma Mechanism.

» Read more: Preventing Original Infant Trauma When Possible For The Prevention Of Schizophrenia (Part Two)

Back From The Brink: Trauma and Homemopathy

My career in psychotherapy actually started when I found out that a local Rape Crisis Center was desperately in need of volunteers. This was in the early 80′s. I was young, still in freelance advertising, but searching for a new path. “Just come to one meeting,” the woman on the phone said. “No obligations.” Before I could say “sure,” I was in the middle of an eight-week intensive training in crisis counseling and in short order taking shifts on the hot line at three in the morning.

» Read more: Back From The Brink: Trauma and Homemopathy

Understanding Vicarious Trauma

Nonprofit sectors are filled with committed, overworked social service professionals who help clients overcome various forms of trauma. One common occupational hazard of this profession is vicarious trauma, where the professional helper begins to show signs of the same wear and tear evident in their clientele. Their desire to care for and help their clients combined with feelings of empathy for their clients’ crisis or pain can create ideal conditions for vicarious trauma.

» Read more: Understanding Vicarious Trauma