VICARIOUS TRAUMATIZATION (VT)

the effect on a therapy professional of recurrent emotionally intimate involvement with trauma survivors. Beyond countertransference, VT impacts the therapy professional among patients and scenarios. It results in a modification within the therapy professional's own worldview and feeling of the justness and security of the world.

VICARIOUS TRAUMATIZATION (VT): "Therapy professional isolation and overengagement in trauma work can escalate the threat of vicarious traumatization."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VICARIOUS TRAUMATIZATION (VT)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/vicarious-traumatization-vt/ (accessed October 19, 2019).
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