Manage episode 285107646 series 2877633
In this episode, I bring my colleagues back for a roundtable discussion about vicarious trauma. Vicarious trauma is when your body experiences someone else's trauma. This can happen through media, witnessing horror in person, or while listening to someone recount a traumatic event. Vicarious trauma is especially common for therapists and medical professionals.
Some things we discuss are:
- The difference between somatic empathy & vicarious trauma.
- How to physically notice when you're becoming overwhelmed by a person or event.
- How we, as therapists, maintain our center while holding space for trauma.
If you're interested in working with, or contacting, any of the therapists from this discussion you can find their info below:
Linda Dukess: http://www.lindabernsteintherapy.com/
Alexis Katz: https://www.alexiskatzlcsw.com/
Laurie Robbins: http://www.robbinscounseling.com/
Daniel Schidlowsky: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/daniel-schidlowsky-kingston-ny/342788