The Law Is Not as Blind as It Seems

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A recent Australian study in the Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law Journal has expanded the research on how trauma-stricken clients can indirectly distress those who seek to assist them. The study specifically focuses on lawyers and mental health care professionals, including those who work on criminal justice cases and with justice-involved individuals.

The study authors, Grace Maguire and Mitchell K. Byrne, evaluated 66 lawyers, psychologists and social workers---all of whom work with clients who have experienced . . .

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