Posted 1 July 2004 in StressPoints by Teri L. Elliott, Stefan E. Schulenberg, and Jessica T. Kaster
Previous studies have investigated the characteristics of mental health professionals (e.g., Elliott, Miltenberger, Kaster-Bundgaard, & Lumley, 1996; Norcross, Karg, & Prochaska, 1997a, 1997b). Yet, there is limited information available on trauma mental health personnel. Learning more about these personnel could more accurately pinpoint training needs. Based on a larger survey of ISTSS members (see Elliott, Schulenberg, Kaster & Peterson, in press), our current report focuses on the demographics and training of this population and the impact of trauma-related work on relationships and well-being.