“Doing this work you have to make sure that you have good supervision and good support from your colleagues. There’s good evidence that therapists can be vicariously traumatised by hearing these terrible stories and develop some of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. They may have distressing thoughts about the trauma they have been exposed to; although they have not been through the original traumatic event themselves they are suffering nevertheless. That’s a well-recognised phenomenon.”
“Jose Padilla, the owner of Hasan’s apartment complex, said Hasan gave him notice two weeks ago that he was moving out this week.
“Earlier this week, Hasan asked Padilla his native language. When Padilla said it was Spanish, Hasan immediately went up to his apartment to get him a Spanish-language Quran. Padilla said Hasan also refused to reclaim his deposit and last month’s rent, surrendering $400 that the major said should go to someone who needed it.”
Via the Right Scoop.