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Jun 14, 2019

XVI European Congress of Psychology

Psychological trauma and professional choice. A bidirectional relationship.

Psychological trauma

Professional Choice

Vicarious Trauma

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Psychological trauma

Professional Choice

Vicarious Trauma

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Abstract

Psychological trauma is a situation with which, we, mental health professionals are often confronted with. On the other hand, the selection of career is often related to past personal, sometimes traumatic experiences. This piece of writing aims to describe the ways psychological trauma defines professional choices and also to delineate the consequences of dealing with traumatized “clients” or “patients”. Through literature review, an effort is made to discover various options of trauma, such as vicarious trauma or motivation of health professionals related to their life events. Past hurting experiences may motivate the individual to find a job that is committed to improve demanding life conditions. In addition, practice of specific occupations, such that of psychotherapist may be impeded by personal difficulties or psychological “troubles”. Consequently, mental health professionals need support, supervision and help in order to overcome their personal problems without hindering their healing work. There is also need to further explore the involvement of past traumatic experiences in other professions.

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