A qualitative investigation into mitigating the impact of vicarious trauma on counsellors dealing with traumatic client material
AuthorsCollins, Pamela S.
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AbstractThis qualitative research study investigates mitigating the impact of vicarious trauma on counsellors who have experience of working with traumatic client material. The data was gathered from six participants, using semi-structured interviews and analysed by the constant comparative method, an adapted form of grounded theory. Analysis of the data established that all participants had mitigated against the effects of vicarious trauma by adopting their own personal strategies to limit the effects of working with traumatic client material. A major theme to emerge was the ineffectiveness of supervision to meet the expectations of most participants. This challenges relevant research in this area. Other strategies identified were talking to others, writing and physical activity. All participants commented on how they could make a difference and this seemed to be a mitigating factor in itself.
PublisherUniversity of Chester
TypeThesis or dissertation
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