Are You Immune to Change?

Vicarious transformation suggests that one antidote to vicarious traumatization is one’s personal growth and transformation as a result of the work. Experiencing a richer appreciation of the joys of life, developing skills that allow for deeper connection with...

How to Create More Hopeful Engaged Staff

Vicarious transformation. It’s not a phrase you hear a lot. These days everyone is talking about vicarious traumatization, compassion fatigue, and burnout.  Yet one of the most powerful reasons that people continue working for our agencies and even stay in this field...

What Do We Mean By Vicarious Transformation?

When humans face painful situations, we survive through making meaning, through transforming the pain into growth. Vicarious transformation (term coined by Dr. Laurie Pearlman) refers to the positive changes in the helper which come about through empathetic engagement...