PYSC 315 Canton Personal Assessment Psychology Paper

Description

In this 3-5 page paper, you will identify and discuss personal attitudes, values, behaviors, and experiences that may impede or enhance your ability to do crisis work. Your paper must reflect accurate and supported knowledge of effective crisis worker characteristics and the dynamics of counselor burnout, vicarious traumatization, and compassion fatigue.

You will use the course readings, the assigned chapter below, and at least 2 professional journal articles dealing with counselor burnout, vicarious traumatization, or compassion fatigue. Cite all references in the Outline and References Assignment in APA and use the alphanumeric outline format posted in the Paper Information folder in Blackboard under Course Information.Cite all references and format the rough draft and final paper using APA style. NOTE:

The page length above does not include the title page, reference page, or any appendices you may use. What personal qualities or characteristics might enhance your ability to be an effective crisis worker?

What personal qualities or characteristics might impede your ability to be an effective crisis worker?

How might crisis experiences in your own life increase the likelihood for countertransference in similar situations experienced by clients?

What feelings, attitudes, motives, and/or expectations might increase your risk for burnout?

What attitudes, values, behaviors, and experiences might contribute to your risk for vicarious traumatization or compassion fatigue?

What are some preventative and restorative measures you can take to address burnout, vicarious traumatization, and compassion fatigue that are most likely to work specifically for you?

** Please write in first person