Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health

Author: Gertie Quitangon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317644891
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Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health focuses on the clinician and the impact of working with disaster survivors. Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, mass shootings, terrorism and other large-scale catastrophic events have increased in the last decade and disaster resilience has become a national imperative. This book explores vicarious traumatization in mental health providers who respond to massive disasters by choice or by circumstance. What happens when clinicians share the trauma and vulnerability from the toll taken by a disaster with the victims they care for? How can clinicians increase resilience from disaster exposure and provide mental health services effectively? Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health offers insight and analysis of the research and theory behind vicarious trauma and compares and contrasts with other work-impact concepts such as burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress. It proposes practical evidence-informed personal strategies and organizational approaches that address five cognitive schemas (safety, esteem, trust, control and intimacy) disrupted in vicarious trauma. With an emphasis on the psychological health and safety of mental health providers in the post-disaster workplace, this book represents a shift in perspective and provides a framework for the promotion of worker resilience in the standard of practice in disaster management.

Compassion Fatigue

Author: Charles R. Figley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134862547
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume is the latest in a series that focuses on the immediate and long-term consequences of highly stressful events. It focuses on those individuals who provide therapy to victims of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder crisis and trauma counselors, Red Cross workers, nurses, and doctors.

Treating Compassion Fatigue

Author: Charles R. Figley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135454590
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In recent years, much has occurred in the field of traumatology, including the widening of the audience and the awareness of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). This book from celebrated traumatology pioneer Charles Figley, further clarifies the concept of compassion fatigue through theory, research, and treatment. The basic thesis of this book is the identification, assessment, and treatment of compassion fatigue and this is done over eleven chapters, each from distinguished researchers in the field.

Making an Impact

Author: Karen Eriksen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781560325444
Format: PDF
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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry

Author: Robert J. Ursano
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107138493
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book presents a decade of advances in the psychological, biological and social responses to disasters, helping medics and leaders prepare and react.

Preparing for the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism

Author: Committee on Responding to the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309089530
Format: PDF
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The Oklahoma City bombing, intentional crashing of airliners on September 11, 2001, and anthrax attacks in the fall of 2001 have made Americans acutely aware of the impacts of terrorism. These events and continued threats of terrorism have raised questions about the impact on the psychological health of the nation and how well the public health infrastructure is able to meet the psychological needs that will likely result. Preparing for the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism highlights some of the critical issues in responding to the psychological needs that result from terrorism and provides possible options for intervention. The committee offers an example for a public health strategy that may serve as a base from which plans to prevent and respond to the psychological consequences of a variety of terrorism events can be formulated. The report includes recommendations for the training and education of service providers, ensuring appropriate guidelines for the protection of service providers, and developing public health surveillance for preevent, event, and postevent factors related to psychological consequences.

Preparing for the Unimaginable

Author: Laura Usher
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 151072625X
Format: PDF, Docs
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While most government agencies are trained in how to react to a mass casualty event such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster, few are prepared to deal with the psychological fallout for first responders. Preparing for the Unimaginable fills that void. This book is the product of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s work with the Newtown, Connecticut, police force in efforts to cope with the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school that left twenty six people, including twenty children, dead. This unique publication offers expert advice and practical tips for helping officers to heal emotionally, managing the public, dealing with the media, building relationships with other first responder agencies, and much more. Complete with firsthand accounts of chiefs and officers that have guided their departments through mass casualty events, Preparing for the Unimaginable seeks to provide practical, actionable strategies to protect officer mental health before and after traumatic events.

Clinician s Guide to Ptsd

Author: Steven Taylor
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462530494
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This leading practitioner's guide, now thoroughly updated, examines the nature of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and provides a complete framework for planning and implementing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Steven Taylor addresses the complexities of treating people who have experienced different types of trauma and shows how to adapt empirically supported protocols to each client's needs. Rich case examples illustrate the nuts and bolts of cognitive interventions, exposure exercises, and adjunctive methods. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the book's 14 reproducible handouts and forms in a convenient 8 1/2- x 11- size. New to This Edition: *Chapter on pharmacotherapy--what CBT practitioners need to know when treating clients who are also taking medication. *Incorporates over a decade of advances in assessment and treatment techniques, outcome research, and neurobiological knowledge. *Updated for DSM-5.

Mental Health and Disasters

Author: Yuval Neria
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521883873
Format: PDF, ePub
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A reference on mental health and disasters, focused on the full spectrum of psychopathologies associated with many different types of disasters.