Vicarious Trauma

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Vicarious (Secondary) Trauma

Researchers whose work entails engaging with traumatised research subjects, those whose experiences have overwhelmed their coping capacities and let them with a profound sense of powerlessness, may be at risk of developing symptoms of Vicarious Trauma. These can closely parallel symptoms of post-traumatic stress; they are distressing for many and debilitating for some.

The good news is that whatever stage you are at in the research process, the available divisional training will provide you with proven tools to increase your resilience and capacity to effectively and thoughtfully manage your response to your research.