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The goal of this study was to understand better the risk of compassion fatigue the trauma suffered by the helping professional and burnout emotional exhaustion depersonalization and reduced sense of personal accomplishment and the potential for compassion satisfaction the fulfillment from helping others and positive collegial relationships among ResultsAccording to the Compassion Fatigue Self Test results I am significantly more likely to have high risk of compassion fatigue extremely low risk of burnout and good potential for compassion satisfaction This suggest that high compassion satisfaction has lower levels of compassion fatigue and lower levels of burnout This is 2 quotes What I learned about myself as it relates to vicarious traumaVT reflects exposure of counselors to clients traumatic material and encompasses the subsequent cognitive disruptions experienced by counselors Figley 1995 McCann Pearlman 1990p These repeated exposures to clients traumatic experiences could cause a shift in the way that trauma counselors perceive themselves others and the world These shifts in the cognitive schemas of counselors can have devastating effects on their personal and professional lives By listening to explicit details of clients traumatic experiences during counseling sessions counselors become witness to the traumatic realties that many clients experience Pearlman Mac Ian 1995 and this exposure can lead to a transformation within the psychological functioning of counselorsWhat I learned about myself as it relates to vicarious trauma is that wise helpers must accept the truth that the world would not slow down or change its pace for them Natural breaks will not be delivered to them so they have to make their own This is a difficult truth for many of them to accept especially if they have a streak of the savior complex running through their souls The reward of helping is legitimate and should not be denied to anyone The need to help may however be exaggerated so that it becomes almost neurotic in form Crisis work is no place for individuals who
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