Help for the Helper: The Psychophysiology of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma (Hardcover)

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How empathy can jeopardize a therapist's well-being.


Therapist burnout is a pressing issue, and self-care is possible only when therapists actively help themselves. The authors examine the literature from neurobiology, social psychology, and folk psychology in order to explain how therapists suffer from an excess of empathy for their clients, and then they present strategies for dealing with burnout and stress.

About the Author


Babette Rothschild, MSW, internationally recognized PTSD specialist, has authored seven books and edits the 8 Keys to Mental Health series for W. W. Norton. Following nine exciting years studying and working in Copenhagen, Denmark, she now resides in her native Los Angeles, California.



Marjorie Rand lives in Manhattan Beach, California.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393704228
ISBN-10: 039370422X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: March 17th, 2006
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Norton Professional Books (Hardcover)