Year: 2009 Source: Thesis (Ph.D.)-University of Florida, (2009). 114p. SIEC No: 20100705

The purpose of this study was to examine posttraumatic growth in clinicians after the suicide death of a client. Significant results included finding compassion fatigue, clinical experience, & hours of working with suicidal clients at the time of the last completed client suicide were correlated with posttraumatic growth. Time passed since the practitioner’s last client suicide was relatively influential in explaining variance in posttraumatic growth. This study confirmed that both posttraumatic growth & compassion fatigue are able to co-exist within a clinican after a traumatic event.