When Helping Hurts: Vicarious Trauma in Animal Rights Activists. The role of self-care in the A.R movement.
Vicarious Trauma (VT) is defined as, the process through which oneís inner experience is negatively transformed through empathic engagement with the anotherís trauma.
For Animal Rights activists this occurs on a daily basis. We will discuss the symptoms of VT, the causes and ways to protect and heal from this disabling condition.
As a vegan of over 13 years, Steven is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He graduated from NYU with a Masters in Social Work and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania.