Research in a Shared Traumatic Reality: Researchers in a Disaster Context

Orit Nuttman-Shwartz

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Shared traumatic reality (STR) is a situation in which helping professionals and clients are exposed to the same traumatic, life-threatening circumstances in the course of the therapeutic relationship. Based on the findings of studies conducted in a shared traumatic reality, the present article will examine the complex and unique aspects of conducting research in these contexts, and raise questions about the ability of researchers to conduct studies in STR situations. Practical recommendations for dealing with these situations will be offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-191
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Loss and Trauma
Issue number3
StatePublished - 3 May 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Research on shared traumatic reality
  • shared trauma
  • shared traumatic reality
  • shared traumatic stress
  • therapy
  • trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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