ISBN 10: 1583918760
ISBN 13: 978-1583918760
How can organisations defend their employees against psychological trauma?
Post-traumatic stress is a topical subject of increasing importance. Yet much of the writing on this subject so far has concerned stress suffered by people exposed to serious turmoil such as war and ethnic conflict. Workplace Trauma is an extremely welcome presentation of the subject of stress in the workplace.
This book explores the ways that traumatic events impact the psychological well being of organisations and their employees. The effects of disasters, accidents, crime, injury and death are examined alongside examples of organisational trauma care programmes and reviews of the current thinking regarding post trauma interventions. The insights generated are illustrated with case studies from the author's extensive experience of counselling victims of trauma at work.
The theory, research and practical advice contained in this volume will prove a valuable resource for organisations and practitioners seeking guidance on reducing the impact of psychological trauma.
'At last we have a well-presented, well-researched book on post-traumatic stress and how traumatic events impact on the psychological wellbeing of organisations and their employees... the book will be extremely useful to organisations in determining the benefits of introducing trauma care programmes into their organisation. It will also give practising clinicans a very clear framework in which to work effectively with trauma and its effects, specifically in the workplace.' - Patricia Justice, Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, March 2005
'An impressive book, which will, no doubt, rapidly become a key reference point for managers, counsellors and service providers in the future.' - Peter Jenkins, Counselling at Work, Autumn 2005
About the Author
Noreen Tehrani is a chartered occupational, counselling and health psychologist.