The use of psychometrics to monitor and manage
vicarious trauma can provide clear information about the severity and type of
vicarious trauma symptoms that are present. R&DVSA clinicians provide
regular psychometric monitoring of vicarious trauma for external organisations
and professionals working in the context of trauma.
Two formal measures are used to assess vicarious
trauma. The measures assess cognitive change symptoms resulting from exposure
to trauma and the degree of secondary traumatisation in professionals who work
with trauma survivors.
Monitoring can be applied
to individuals, teams and organisations.