In social work, we are increasingly confronted with clients who have been subjected to incidents of extraordinary stress or whose livelihood has been called into question overnight by external circumstances such as war, flight, accident, sudden death in the family or crimes. These profound experiences and mental wounds often lead to lasting consequences. Many of these clients are without therapeutic treatment and will perhaps never make use of such treatment; nevertheless, they come into contact and relationship with social workers in varying ways. Social work can thereby make an important contribution to stabilization and coping with deeply felt experiences.
explanatory models | symptoms and history | risk and protective factors | reactions, coping strategies and disorders
stabilization techniques | information about trauma therapy (by specialized trauma therapists)
- Self-care in social work
DSA Mag. Elisabeth Weber-Schigutt
Qualified social worker, lawyer, registered mediator for issues of civil right, training for applied psychotraumatology in counselling and pedagogics (trauma counsellor). Teaching at the NÖ Landesakademie and the St. Pölten UAS.