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Friday, October 12 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Risk of Vicarious Traumatization in African-American Counselors

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Vicarious traumatization was first described in the counseling literature in the early 90’s. McCann & Pearlman (1990) described vicarious traumatization (VT) as a process by which a person experiences negative psychological effects as a result of working with trauma victims. Repeated exposure to trauma may cause cognitive distortions in mental health professionals. There has not been much comprehensive and rigorous research on VT specific to clinicians who work in inner-urban cities. In this session, we will discuss African-American counselors. Also, after this session, participants will be able to describe vicarious traumatization, they will able to describe what they can do in their professional roles to prevent vicarious trauma, and they will be able to describe what steps that can be taken to provide support for those who are already experiencing vicarious trauma.

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Zanovia Tucker

Doctoral Student, Western Michigan University

Friday October 12, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm EDT
Atlantic View II
  Roundtable Session
  • Program ID Program ID = F14, Table 5

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