The Trauma Paradox
Explore the field of traumatology.
The Urgent Need for Justice Reform in America
Learn about the justice system— inside and out.
A Freedom Rider Remembers
Experience the Civil Rights Movement through a first-hand account.
The Life and Work of Andrew Wyeth
Find out what it’s like to grow up in the “first family of American art.”
The Lasting Impact of Child Maltreatment
How does chlildhood abuse impact life as an adult?
Linda Patterson Miller
Writers of the Lost Generation
How did the relationships of America’s great writers affect their work?
The Sex-Wise Parent
The way you talk with your children about sex could save them from serious harm.
The “T” Community
Gain a better understanding of what it means to be a transgender person.
America’s Role in the World
Learn about the relationship between foreign policy and nuclear weapons.
Discover what’s being done to stop the spread of infectious diseases.
- 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
- Activism/Civil Rights Movement
- American Indian Identity
- Art & Design, Publishing
- Art, Caregiving
- Art, Filmmaking
- Black Middle Class
- Child Abuse
- Chinese Culture
- Climate Change
What can we do to reduce the stigma associated with PTSD and other psychological disorders?
ABOUT THE EPISODE
Psychologist Charles Figley discusses the field of traumatology, the emotional risks to those who treat the traumatized, and his personal experiences with compassion fatigue.
For a captioned version of this interview, go to YouTube.
ABOUT THE GUEST
Charles R. Figley, Ph.D. is the Paul Henry Kurzweg Distinguished Chair in Disaster Mental Health. His career as a trauma scholar has spanned more than 35 years and has led to many innovations in psychology, psychiatry, and social work.
Dr. Figley has been editor of a number of journals and book series and has published more than 200 scholarly works. He is an elected fellow of five of the leading national professional associations and is the recipient of numerous lectureships throughout the world.
Dr. Figley has been honored with a number of awards, including being named a lifetime Alumni Fellow by Penn State, the highest honor awarded to its graduates.
More About Figley
More About Traumatology
More About Compassion Fatigue
- Psychology Today: Compassion Fatigue
- Top 12 Self-care Tips for Helpers
- Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project
More About PTSD
Buy Books / Support WPSU
- Encyclopedia of Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Guide
- Treating Compassion Fatigue
- Mapping the Wake of Trauma: Autobiographical Essays by the Pioneers of Trauma Research
- Burnout in Families: The Systemic Costs of Caring
- Beyond Trauma: Cultural and Societal Dynamics
- Strangers at Home: Vietnam Veterans since the War
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Veteran interviewer Patty Satalia hosts in-depth conversations with a broad range of remarkable people.