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  • Kotaro Shoji
  • Charles C. Benight
  • Shaun Stearns
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Abstract

This chapter summarizes the most relevant data we gathered related to prevalence of secondary trauma and burnout in military mental health providers as well as other trauma therapists. A number of published papers from our laboratory, as well as relevant research findings from other researchers, are provided. We compare our results with other published investigations of different provider populations offering important insights. We report on important differences between on-post and off-post providers. Important clinical implications related to how to help these military mental health providers based on our findings are offered. Lastly, suggestions for how these findings can help the broader therapeutic community close out this chapter.

Keywords

Secondary traumatic stress Burnout Military mental health provider Social cognitive theory Conservation of resources theory 

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  • Kotaro Shoji
    • 1
  • Charles C. Benight
    • 1
  • Shaun Stearns
    • 1
  1. 1.Trauma, Health, and Hazards CenterUniversity of Colorado at Colorado SpringsColorado SpringsUSA

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