Date of Award


Document Type

Capstone Paper


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Eric Baltrinic


Providing effective counseling interventions means creating a therapeutic alliance through active listening. Clinicians who treat trauma survivors are frequently exposed to graphic details of the traumatic events, and in a sense absorb, this information disclosed. This secondhand exposure to traumatic events can impact clinician’s personal and professional functioning. This paper aims and discussing the various encounters a counselor may experience when working with trauma survivors; as well as, various strategies to help improve health and wellness within the work environment, education, and personally.

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