In recent years, much has occurred in the field of traumatology, including the widening of the audience and the awareness of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). This book from celebrated traumatology pioneer Charles Figley, further clarifies the concept of compassion fatigue through theory, research, and treatment. The basic thesis of this book is the identification, assessment, and treatment of compassion fatigue and this is done over eleven chapters, each from distinguished researchers in the field.
Section I: Contemporary Views and Findings
Introduction: Treating Compassion Fatigue, Charles Figley
1. Diagnosis and Treatment of Helper Stresses Traumas and Illnesses, Paul Valent
2. The Trauma of Working with Traumatized Children, Tracy Woodard-Myers and Thomas A. Cornille
3. Stress Responses of Mental Health Workers Following Disaster: The Oklahoma City Bombing, David F. Wee and Diane Myers
4. Secondary Traumatic Stress in Case Managers Working in Community Mental Health Services, Lenore Meldrum, Robert King, and Darren Spooner
5. Measuring Compassion Satisfaction As Well As Fatigue: Developmental History of the Compassion Satisfaction and Fatigue Test, B. Hundall Stamm
Section II: Treatment and Prevention Innovations
6. The Accelerated Recovery Program for Compassion Fatigue, Eric Gentry, Anna B. Baranowsky and Kathleen Dunning
7. Humor as a Moderator of Compassion Fatigue, Carmen C. Moran
8. The Silencing Response in Clinical Practice: On the Road to Dialogue, Anna B. Baranowsky
9. Trauma Treatment Training for Bosnian and Croation Mental Health Workers, Geoffry D. White
10. Strategies for Managing Disaster Mental Health Worker Stress Diane Myers and David F. Wee
Epilogue, Charles R. Figley
The Psychosocial Stress Series includes books that make important contributions to theory, research, assessment, treatment, and policy on the causes and consquences of stress and trauma.