Trauma Paper

1033 Words Oct 1st, 2013 5 Pages
* 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
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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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