COVID-19: Vicarious traumatisation and resilience in Mental Health Psychology Practitioners

Ventouris, Annita, Comoretto, Amanda, Panourgia, Constantina, Agata, Wezyk, Yankouskaya, Ala and Taylor, Zoe (2020) COVID-19: Vicarious traumatisation and resilience in Mental Health Psychology Practitioners. New Vistas, 6 (2). pp. 8-13. ISSN 2056-9688

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Almost no nation has been spared as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has swept around the world. As the pandemic has upended much of society, frontline health care workers have shouldered much of the burden. Among other professionals, Mental Health Psychology Practitioners contribute significantly to fighting off the negative psychological effects of COVID-19, including distress, anxiety, and depression – provided they themselves can demonstrate resilience. This qualitative study investigated how Mental Health Psychology Practitioners experience the pandemic and the mechanisms they employ to demonstrate resilience.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.36828/newvistas.121
Keywords: mental health, resilience, COVID-19, Vicarious traumatisation, psychology practitioners, coping mechanisms
Subjects: Psychology
Depositing User: Annita Ventouris
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2020 16:43
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:04


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