Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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An Autoethnography of Vicarious Trauma and Vicarious Growth in the Context of Rehabilitation Counseling

Azam Naghavi 1 , * and Samaneh Salimi 1
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1 Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
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  • Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 12 (4); e62687
  • Published Online: September 15, 2018
  • Article Type: Original Article
  • Received: October 9, 2017
  • Revised: November 3, 2017
  • Accepted: February 3, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijpbs.62687

To Cite: Naghavi A, Salimi S. An Autoethnography of Vicarious Trauma and Vicarious Growth in the Context of Rehabilitation Counseling, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. Online ahead of Print ; 12(4):e62687. doi: 10.5812/ijpbs.62687.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
Acknowledgements
Footnotes
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