Table of contents for Help for the helper : the psychophysiology of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma / Babette Rothschild, with Marjorie L. Rand


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Introduction                                    I
Overview                                      2
Organization                                  5
Disclaimer                                    7
Chapter I: Psychotherapists at Risk             9
Therapist Assets and Deficits                10
Identifying Terminology                      12
Countertransference                          16
Projective Identification                    21
Empathy                                      28
Chapter 2: Managing the Ties That Bind          35
Theory                                       35
The Neurophysiology of Empathy             35
Somatic Empathy                            45
Mirroring and Mimicry                      59
Skill Building                               75
Facial and Postural Awareness              75
Conscious Postural Mirroring               82
Unmirroring                                87
Chapter 3: Keeping Calm                        95
"Theory                                      95
The Neurophysiology of Arousal             95
"Skil Building                              106
Arousal Awareness                         106
The Therapist's Brakes                    112
How Close Is Too Close?                   125
Controlling Empathic Imagery              146
Chapter 4: Thinking Clearly                   157
Theory                                      157
The Neurophysiology of Clear Thinking     157
Skill Building                              171
Know Thyself                              171
Strengthening the Observer                174
Controlling Self-Talk                     185
Nurturing Your Work Space                 191
"Structured Self-Care                     191
Chapter 5: Concluding Reflections             197
Revisiting Projective Identification        197
To Each Her Own Chair                       200
Evaluating Risks for Vicarious Trauma      203
Reversing the Effects of Vicarious Trauma  205
Final Words                                 207



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Post-traumatic stress disorder Treatment, Psychotherapists Job stress, Emergency medical personnel Job stress, Counselors Job stress, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic therapy, Emergencies psychology, Stress, Psychological prevention & control