Impact of Client Suicide on Practitioner Post-Traumatic Growth

Authored by: Joseph S. Munson

Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Suicide Research

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  October  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415530125
eBook ISBN: 9780203795583
Adobe ISBN: 9781134459292


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Since 1996 when Tedeschi and Calhoun first started researching this new construct called post-traumatic growth, researchers have observed positive outcomes to traumatic events including health traumas, chronic illnesses, HIV and AIDS, interpersonal abuse, bereavement, death of a loved one, natural or environmental disasters, war, and other adverse life events (Linley & Joseph, 2004). Post-traumatic growth has been observed in both men and women, across cultures, throughout the lifespan, and ranging in time from two weeks to eight years since experiencing the trauma (Tedeschi & Calhoun, 1996; Linley & Joseph, 2004; Sheikh, 2008).

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