2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) 
    
    Sep 21, 2021  
2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (June 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCW 8333 - Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue


(5 cr.) This course is designed to provide students with an understanding and awareness of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue for first responders. Students examine intervention strategies and models of treatment and prevention of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue through the lens of a counselor educator, supervisor, and clinician. Assignments include conducting a needs assessment and examining the use of standardized instruments. Students propose social change recommendations related to vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue to promote informed and competent trauma-response helping professionals. In this course, an emphasis is placed on the ethical, legal, multicultural, and spiritual implications for wellness and self-care, including personal, professional, and organizational elements. As a final project, students interview a first responder and develop an organizational wellness plan for his or her setting.



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