Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dr. Palmer of American University speaks at UAA on understanding and managing vicarious trauma during research projects

Dr. Palmer discusses factors associated with distress.
Dr. Jane Palmer, American University School of Public Affairs, a noted researcher in the area of vicarious trauma, spoke recently to 25 UAA and public agency researchers on how to understand and manage vicarious trauma during research projects.

Her presentation focused on the definition, risk, and impact of vicarious trauma to researchers working with sensitive materials. Dr. Palmer described strategies that individual researchers, supervisors, and organizations can implement to mitigate the risk of vicarious trauma and burnout.

Dr. Brad Myrstol, Justice Center faculty, coordinated the presentation.