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dc.contributor.authorDevilly, GJ
dc.contributor.authorWright, R
dc.contributor.authorVarker, T
dc.date.available2014-05-21T20:38:15Z
dc.date.issued2009-01-01
dc.identifierpii: 909672784
dc.identifier.citationDevilly, G. J., Wright, R. & Varker, T. (2009). Vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress or simply burnout? Effect of trauma therapy on mental health professionals. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 43 (4), pp.373-385. https://doi.org/10.1080/00048670902721079.
dc.identifier.issn0004-8674
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/27645
dc.descriptionC1 - Journal Articles Refereed
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to perform an assessment for secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma (VT) and workplace burnout for Australian mental health professionals involved in clinical practice. METHODS: Recruited directly by mail, randomly selected participants were invited to submit a questionnaire by post or online. Of the 480 participants contacted, 152 mental health professionals completed the questionnaire, which contained measures of STS, VT and burnout. RESULTS: Exposure to patients' traumatic material did not affect STS, VT or burnout, contradicting the theory of the originators of STS and VT. Rather, it was found that work-related stressors best predicted therapist distress. CONCLUSIONS: These findings have significant implications for the direction of research and theory development in traumatic stress studies, calling into question the existence of secondary trauma-related phenomena and enterprises aimed at treating the consultants.
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherINFORMA HEALTHCARE
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectClinical and Counselling Psychology; Industrial and Organisational Psychology; Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy); Health
dc.subjectClinical and Counselling Psychology; Psychiatry ; Industrial and Organisational Psychology ; Mental Health; Mental Health
dc.titleVicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress or simply burnout? Effect of trauma therapy on mental health professionals
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00048670902721079
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentPsychiatry
melbourne.source.titleAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
melbourne.source.volume43
melbourne.source.issue4
melbourne.source.pages373-385
melbourne.publicationid112198
melbourne.elementsid307427
melbourne.contributor.authorVarker, Tracey
melbourne.contributor.authorWRIGHT, RENEE
dc.identifier.eissn1440-1614
melbourne.fieldofresearch520303 Counselling psychology
melbourne.fieldofresearch520104 Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
melbourne.fieldofresearch320221 Psychiatry (incl. psychotherapy)
melbourne.seocode200409 Mental health
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