Second-Hand Shock

Second-Hand Shock


Surviving & Overcoming Vicarious Trauma

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Helping professionals can experience burnout and compassion fatigue as a result of their work, but what about those suffering debilitating problems like depression, anxiety, addiction, obesity, or immune disorders? The cause could be vicarious trauma—a phenomenon that goes far beyond compassion fatigue or burnout.

Every time you interact with those you help, you are putting yourself at risk for vicarious trauma. Absorbing others’ trauma while controlling your own empathic response alters your neurochemistry and even the structure of your brain, negatively affecting your mind, body, and spirit.

Second-Hand Shock presents the Rapid Advance Process, a method of recovery created by the authors and used successfully with their own clients. The book includes The Aftershock Workbook, your step-by-step guide through the Rapid Advance Process.

This second edition offers new information about how vicarious trauma can be worsened when helping professionals deny or minimize their personal trauma history – or overestimate their effectiveness in coping with it. The authors also explore the ways that emotional intelligence can protect you from vicarious trauma.

Second-Hand Shock offers acknowledgment, hope, and healing to millions of helping professionals. There is no need to suffer in silence. You can recognize, address, and recover from vicarious trauma.

ELLIE IZZO, PhD, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and creator of an innovative APP for enhancing emotional intelligence. Dr. Izzo developed the Rapid Advance Process, a standardized five-step model for building neural pathways to higher thinking which was originally presented at the American Counseling Association convention in Atlanta in 1997 and again in Honolulu in 2008. The Rapid Advance Process is now widely used to alleviate trauma and stress.

Ellie also serves as a Trainer, Divorce Coach, Child Specialist and/or Team Manager in the process of Collaborative Divorce, whereby a team of professionals help a couple move through divorce respectfully, without litigating. She is co-director of the Collaborative Divorce Institute and the Vicarious Trauma Institute.

VICKI CARPEL MILLER, BSN, LMFT, is co-founder of the Collaborative Divorce Institute, and the Vicarious Trauma Institute. She is an internationally recognized presenter and trainer in the field of vicarious trauma Collaborative Practice, training family lawyers, licensed mental health and financial professionals.

Vicki is co-founder and past President of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona and functions as a Divorce Coach, Child Specialist and/or Case Manager in Collaborative Divorce files. She is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).

Book Details

ISBN: 9781936268283

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Category: Self-Help & Motivation, Addiction, Vicarious Trauma, Trauma, Social Sciences, Psychology

Publication Date: 17/04/2018

Pages: 160

Height: 8.5 inch

Weight: 226.0 gram

Length: 0.5 inch

Width: 5.5 inch