Dr. Seth Hayden and his three co-authors (D.J. Williams, A. Canto, and J. Finklea) are the recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Scholar Award in the Concept/Theory category by The Professional Counselor, for their article titled ‘Shelter from the storm: Addressing vicarious traumatization through clinical supervision.’
The article explains that counselors continually encounter clients who have experienced emotional and psychological trauma. Repeated vicarious exposure to clients’ trauma can affect counselors’ personal and professional wellness. The purpose of this article is to introduce a framework and related strategies for counseling supervisors based on Wellness Theory to address vicarious traumatization in counselors. A case study is provided to illustrate an integrated wellness approach to supervision.
You can access the full text of the article here: The Professional Counselor 5(4), 529 – 542. doi:10.15241/scwh.5.4.529