Impact of trauma exposure: Vicarious traumatization and posttrauma growth among counselor trainees

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Kelly L. Wester, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Trauma is an endemic concern among counselors, and its presence may impact counselor trainees differently than seasoned counselors. Using consensual qualitative research, we explored the professional development of counselor trainees’ and how providing counseling to clients who had experienced trauma impacted them personally and professionally. We outline nine domains gleamed from interviews that include elements of vicarious traumatization and posttraumatic growth, and include implications for counselor education, supervision, and research.

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Journal of Counselor Practice, 11(2), 21-43. DOI: 10.22229/tio1122020
Language: English
Date: 2020
counselor trainees, trauma, vicarious traumatization, posttraumatic growth, counselor education

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