The psychological impact of working in post conflict environments: a personal account of intersectional traumatisation

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Dona, G. 2014. The psychological impact of working in post conflict environments: a personal account of intersectional traumatisation. Intervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas. 12 (1), pp. 91-94.
AuthorsDona, G.
Abstract

This personal reflection describes the psychological impact of living and working in post conflict environments for psychosocial workers and researchers, such as the author. In her experience, working and living in post genocide Rwanda, primary, secondary and vicarious traumatisation processes were closely interrelated. She stresses the importance of understanding the connections that exist among and across different forms of traumatisation. The concept of intersectional traumatisation explains how multiple forms of traumas intersect through the act of listening, imagining, empathising and experiencing.

JournalIntervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas
Journal citation12 (1), pp. 91-94
Year2014
PublisherLippincott, Williams & Wilkins
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CC BY
Web address (URL)http://www.interventionjournal.com/print/97
Publication dates
Print01 Mar 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited11 May 2015
Copyright information© 2014 War Trauma Foundation, Diemen, The Netherlands. This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Interventions, 12(1),
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