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

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Overview

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.

Incl. nature & effects of trauma, psychological debriefing process, effects of emergency work, PTSD, grief.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415168533
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/18/1998
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 271
  • 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
1 Survival and bereavement 1
2 Technological disaster 44
3 Organising for disaster 71
4 Crisis intervention, debriefing and outreach 108
5 Treating post-traumatic stress and abnormal grief 150
6 Disaster workers 196
References 230
Index 249
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