Behavioral Sciences || Mental Health
Disaster Mental Health Services -A Primer for Practitioners
Author: Diane Myers, David Wee
Master eBook ISBN10 : 0-203-64690-8
Master eBook ISBN13 : 978-0-203-64690-8
No of pages : 288
eBook Price : $27.5
Originally Published : 1 Oct 2004
Disaster mental health is a field of practice aimed at helping victims (and the relief workers who rush to their aid) learn to effectively cope with the extreme stresses and trauma they will face in the aftermath of a disaster. This book addresses the issues unique to natural and human caused disasters such as the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, the Los Angeles riots of 1992, and the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, while also providing the reader with a general approach to effective work in a disaster situation. Written for clinicians, counsellors, paraprofessionals, and workers in organizations such as the Red Cross, this text will help the reader to apply existing knowledge and skills to each unique disaster environment. Already a timely and important book before the tragic events of 9/11, Disaster Mental Health Services will prove to be a vital resource in our increasingly uncertain world.
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Table of contents : Part 1: Disaster Concepts and Roles. Disasters and Human Reactions. The Role of Mental Health Professionals in Disaster. Selection, Training, and Preparation of Disaster Mental Health Workers. Part 2: Disaster Mental Health Services, Programs, and Workers. Disaster Mental Health Programs and Models of Actions. Stress Management and Prevention of Compassion Fatigue for Psychotraumatologists During Disaster. Psychological Debriefing in Large-scale Disasters. Support Groups in Disaster Mental Health Programs. Part 3: Disaster Mental Health Services in the Millennium. Case Example: The Oklahoma City Bombing. Trauma Therapies. Implications for Disaster Mental Health Services in the Millennium. Appendices.