Psychological Debriefing: Theory, Practice and Evidence by Beverley Raphael, John Wilson

By Beverley Raphael, John Wilson

Debriefing has emerged as essentially the most debatable interventions in medical psychology and psychiatry. This publication constitutes an exceptional presentation and research of facts for the efficacy of mental debriefing, in idea and alertness. It additionally appraises present study findings at the right use of such interventions. The reader, with authoritative editorial advice, is taken throughout the controversies surrounding debriefing of assorted forms, in numerous settings, and at quite a few degrees of organizational supervision and keep an eye on. participants comprise many prime overseas gurus in post-traumatic stories, drawing on first-hand studies as investigators and witnesses of annoying occasions and results. From significant mess ups affecting huge numbers or perhaps entire groups, to person reviews of street site visitors injuries, attack, or childbirth, the diversity of themes and issues of view awarded will make this a vital reference and consultant for all practitioners--whatever their perspective.

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DebrieWng, therefore, is one of many treatment interventions related to the earlier understanding of stress disorders. g. Yehuda & McFarlane, 1995; Shalev, 1996) has challenged these assumptions, and thereby the ability of mental process-ing alone to bring about recovery. Yet, the importance of the early response has not been denied. , 2000) support the idea that the immediate aftermath of exposure is of critical signiWcance. Memories of events may be consolidated during that time (Pitman, 1989).

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