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Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma (Norton Professional Books (Hardcover)) Hardcover – 28 Mar 2006
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...Babette Rothschild establishes herself as a preeminent science writer, able to translate abstruse scientific concepts into practical clinical advice. -- Elaine Hatfield, Ph.D., author of Emotional Contagion
Babette Rothschild enlivens this highly readable, scholarly overview of the research with her conversational tone, applications, examples, and exercises. -- Laurie Anne Pearlman, Ph.D., coauthor, Risking Connection and Trauma and the Therapist
a masterful job in laying out important principles and strategies to avoid compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout. -- Marion F. Solomon, Ph.D., author of Narcissism and Intimacy and Lean on Me
About the Author
Babette Rothschild, MSW, has been a practitioner since 1976 and a teacher and trainer since 1992. She is a bestselling author of six books, all published by WW Norton and translated into more than a dozen languages. She is also the creator and Series Editor of the 8 Keys to Mental Health Series. After living and working for 9 years in Copenhagen, Denmark she returned to her native Los Angeles where she is writing her next books while she continues to lecture, train, consult, and supervise professional psychotherapists of all sorts worldwide. Marjorie Rand lives in Manhattan Beach, California.
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7 April 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
My friend recommended it and I am glad I bought it. I am studying to become a psychotherapist and the book really helps me understand what I sometimes go through with clients. What I really like about this book is that everything is based on common sense and it is easy to read. I would recommend it to new student counsellors. It has helped me make sense of parallel processes, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
4 December 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
We both agree this is so true and a brilliant book to help those of us who help others either via our work or socially. Any of us who have suffered burn-out should have had this available at the time.
27 November 2010
I am a psychotherapist with 20 years experience, and I think this is a much neglected area in psychotherapeutic literature and therapy trainings. It is interesting to think about vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue, and how we sometimes need to 'turn down the empathy dial' to avoid 'burn out'. Importantly this does not mean we are not doing our job, indeed it means we can be more effective practitioners. Babette helpfully outlines the neurophysiology of the body's arousal system, how it can get activated in therapeutic work and the importance of 'keeping your edges', i.e. your sense of separateness from your client. She gives examples and strategies to manage burn out and stress, and stay in the calm. Yes a valuable book for experienced practitioners and trainees. Other useful books on this subject are 'The Resilient Clinician' and 'Bounce' both by Robert J Wicks.
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I ordered this book for a friend, who is a trained psycotherapist. She says its very good. After reading it, however, although I am not a "helper" I can understand and use some...Read more