Figley, C.R. (Ed.)
(1995). Compassion fatigue: Coping with
secondary traumatic stress in those who
treat the traumatized. New York: Brunner/Mazel
This book consists of
eleven chapters each written by different
specialists in the field. The purpose of
this very readable and informative book is
to bring into clear focus the psychological
vulnerability of crisis workers exposed
daily to trauma victims and the efforts that
can be made towards averting compassion
Stamm, B.H. (1995).
Secondary traumatic stress: Self-care issues
for clinicians, researchers, and educators.
Maryland: Sidran Press.
This landmark volume in
the field of secondary traumatic stress
includes articles by fifteen highly
respected professionals in the field. This
book will broaden and deepen your
understanding of secondary traumatic stress.
It will be very useful to trainers and
Stamm, B.H. (1997)
Work-related secondary traumatic stress.
PTSD Research Quarterly 5:2 1-6
This is an excellent
summary and review of the status of this
Pines, A., Aronson,E., &
Kafry, D. (1981) Burnout: From tedium to
personal growth. New York: Free Press.
These three authors have
published extensively on the subject of
burnout and are recognized as experts in
Saakvitne, K., & Pealman,
L. (1996) Transforming the pain: A workbook
on vicarious traumatization. New York: W.W.
These two authors and
their colleagues at The Traumatic Stress
Institute/Center for Adult & Adolescent
Psychotherapy have put together a short, but
inspiring book about secondary trauma. It
includes information about why we are risk
for developing secondary trauma and
techniques we can employ to protect
These resources are
periodically updated and posted in a special
section of the ChildTrauma Academy web site