Secondary Traumas in First-Line Workers (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, and LMFTs
Course By: Tracey Thomas, PsyD
Content By: Vagni, M., Maiorano, T., Giostra, V., & Pajardi, D. (2020). Hardiness, stress and secondary trauma in Italian healthcare and emergency workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sustainability, 12(14), 5592-5608. doi:10.3390/su12145592
Course Description: The stress that healthcare workers are undergoing with the COVID-19 pandemic may result in secondary traumas. In the presented study, researchers investigated the uncertainty of decisions, fears of contracting the virus, and hardiness among healthcare professionals. The researchers’ goal was to identify stressors contributing to secondary trauma while considering the protective factor of hardiness. The participants participated in a self-study to measure stress, secondary trauma, and resilience. Different levels of stress and arousal were identified among healthcare versus emergency workers.
- Identify the four objectives of the presented study.
- Identify two key findings presented by the researchers.
- Identify one limitation of the presented study and explain the implications of this limitation in the context of future research in this area.
- Read and understand the article, Hardiness, stress and secondary trauma in Italian healthcare and emergency workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Work through the post-test questions; The answers to the questions should be derived from the respective article
- Review the article for further clarification, if needed.
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|