This article addresses the toll of hearing and seeing trauma on the legal professions – I would submit that more than just lawyers and judges are affected by secondary trauma – and the use of EMDR.
“Over time, witnessing these events began
to eat away at him, especially when the
fatal event involved a child.” Here we see that trauma is ‘accumulative.’
Here is the recommendation for treatment:
Professional Assistance. Treatment from a licensed
provider specializing in trauma may be beneficial.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
(EMDR) is a counseling approach that has proven
effective in helping traumatized and vicariously traumatized
individuals. Referrals to mental health professionals,
including those certified in EMDR, can be
obtained through the OAAP and the EMDR Institute