Trauma Paper

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* Select two examples of trauma-causing events to use for this assignment: * one man-made or natural disaster 9/11/01 * one more personal trauma-causing crisis Rape * Explain the potential effects these events may have on the survivors and the first responders. * Explain how the counselor’s role may differ in treating a survivor of each of the traumas you selected and how they may differ in treating a first responder to each of the traumas. * Explain how a mental health counselor could develop VT or STS in each of these traumatic events. * the belief in personal invulnerability that allows one to use public transportation at night, or the belief that the world is an orderly place, are challenged…show more content…
Furthermore, they recommended that clinicians receive regular supervision, balance caseloads with victim and nonvictim clients, balance clini- cal work with other professional responsibilities, such as teaching and research, and maintain bal- ance between personal and professional life. They identified other coping strategies, including: advocacy, enjoyment, realistic expectations of self in the work, a realistic worldview (that in- cludes the darker sides of humanity), acknowl- edging and affirming the ways in which trauma work had enriched lives (of others and their own), maintaining a sense of hope and optimism, and a belief in the ability of humans to endure and transform pain. Optimism The belief that people can heal is central to a positive disposition, which envelops and underlies the phenomenon of clinicians who manage well in their work with clients who have experi- enced serious traumatic events. Research partic- ipants shared an overarching positive orientation, conveyed in terms of an ability to maintain faith and trust in: (a) self as good enough; (b) the therapeutic change process; and (c) the world as a place of beauty and potential (despite and in addition to pain and suffering). These three at- tributes parallel the core assumptions that Janoff- Bulman (1992) identified as being

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