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Charles Figley, Ph.D., is a pioneer in the field of trauma studies. He is the Director of the Traumatology Institute and the founding Director of the Green Cross Projects in the School of Social Work at Florida State University. He is the founding president of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, the founding editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress and editor of Traumatology. Among Dr. Figley's numerous publications are The Traumatology of Grieving (1998) and the benchmark work, Compassion Fatigue: Coping With Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder in Those Who Treat the Traumatized (1995).

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Dull academic prose without much real help for care givers support group. Feb. 24 2013
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I was looking for concrete suggestions and concepts to present that could shed more in-depth light on the subject for a group I lead. I spent some time looking through the chapters, but only found some marginal help (not much new) on comments about humor helping the immune system. It would have helped if the writer had acknowledged the slow steady build up of compassion fatigue for care givers that may occur, and offered more practical ways to address this reality.
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Recommend you buy May 18 2013
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This text is a easy read and the quality of the book was in excellent condition. Seller mailed out my text in a timely manner and the listed price was more than reasonable.
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Compassion fatigue, a.k.a. PTSD Jan. 1 2013
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Great resource for understanding and identifying compassion fatigue in professionals and victims. Figley is the leading author on the subjects of compassion fatigue and burnout.