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An evaluation of the effects of debriefing victims of trauma on debriefers

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dc.contributor.author Mvakali T en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:53:32Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:53:32Z
dc.date.submitted 1999 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/140742
dc.description.abstract This study explored the effects of working with victims of bank robberies. Data was collected through in-depth interviews. The experience of working with victims was characterized as being very rewarding and at the same time hazardous. It is rewarding for debriefers to see people recover from the shock of a highly stressful event. Debriefers experience positive transformation in their lives. Their relationship with others and their general outlook on life changed. Work with victims is experienced as highly emotional and stressful. Like victims, debriefers experience a range of reactions in the aftermath of crisis intervention. From the findings of the study, it seems debriefers have to be prepared and have a repertoire of skills for coping with the aftermath of being exposed to the traumatic material. Without adequate coping resources, debriefers can fail to integrate the experience and consequently be predisposed to Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Counselling psychology en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Clinical psychology en
dc.title An evaluation of the effects of debriefing victims of trauma on debriefers en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MSc en


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