Coping With Catastrophe: A Handbook of Post-disaster Psychological Aftercare / Edition 2

Coping With Catastrophe: A Handbook of Post-disaster Psychological Aftercare / Edition 2

by Peter E. Hodgkinson, Michael Stewart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415168538

ISBN-13: 9780415168533

Pub. Date: 02/18/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Coping with Catastrophe is a practical handbook for people who provide psychosocial aftercare for victims of disasters. This completely revised and updated second edition includes the latest findings on the nature and effects of trauma, the psychological debriefing process and the effects of emergency work, and the latest treatment models for post-traumatic

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Coping with Catastrophe is a practical handbook for people who provide psychosocial aftercare for victims of disasters. This completely revised and updated second edition includes the latest findings on the nature and effects of trauma, the psychological debriefing process and the effects of emergency work, and the latest treatment models for post-traumatic stress and abnormal grief.

Eminently practical and easy to read, Coping with Catastrophe provides readers with information and skills to respond effectively and confidently to the needs of disaster survivors. It will be of immense value to a wide variety of helping professionals and carers, including social workers, psychologists, doctors, voluntary counsellors, and all those whose work brings them into contact with disaster victims.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415168533
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/18/1998
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.57(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Acknowledgements
1Survival and bereavement1
2Technological disaster44
3Organising for disaster71
4Crisis intervention, debriefing and outreach108
5Treating post-traumatic stress and abnormal grief150
6Disaster workers196
References230
Index249

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