Psychological Interventions in Times of Crisis / Edition 1

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There is controversy as to whether psychological interventions in the aftermath of disaster are helpful or not. This book addresses these controversies and describes the responses that psychologists have made in different parts of the world to disaster.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826132253
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/18/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert J. Sternberg, PhD, is Provost and Senior Vice President as well as Professor of Psychology at Oklahoma State University. His PhD is from Stanford and he holds 11 honorary doctorates. Sternberg is the author of roughly 1250 publications and has won two dozen awards. He is President-Elect of the Federation of Associations of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, President of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology, and a former President of the American Psychological Association.

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Table of Contents

  1. Part I: Theoretical Issues
  2. Overview of psychological Interventions in the Acute Aftermath of Disaster, Preetika P. Mukherjee and Judith Alpert
  3. Bereavement-Related Depression and PTSD: Evaluating Interventions, George Bonanno and Anthony D. Mancini
  4. Psychological First Aid: Clarifying the Concept, Gerard A. Jacobs and David Meyer

  5. Part II: Crisis from Around the World and the Response of Mental Health Professionals
  6. The Mobile Member Care Team as a Means of Responding to Crises: West Africa, Karen F. Carr
  7. Telecommunicating to Support Workers in Disasters, B. Hudnall Stamm and Amy C. Hudnall
  8. New York University and 9/11: Viewing Terrorism through a Dormitory Window, Kathyrn A. Dale and Judith L. Alpert
  9. Psychosocial Assistance to Civilians in War: The Bosnian Experience, Ragnhild Dybdahl
  10. Play and Adaptation in Traumatized Young Children and Their Caregivers in Israel, Esther Cohen
  11. When a Benevolent Servant Becomes a Malevolent Dictator: A Dark Side of Nuclear Technology, Donna Macomber and Elena L. Grigorenko
  12. Psychological Recovery and Reconciliation After the Genocide in Rwanda and in other post-conflict settings, Ervin Staub and Laurie Anne Pearlman
  13. The Firehouse Project: New York City Post 9/11, Laura Barbanel, Rachelle Dattner, Elizabeth Goren, Ian Miller, Tom McGoldrick, Warren Spielberg, and Nina Thomas

  14. Part III: Synthesis
  15. Lessons Learned: What Do We Know about Psychological Interventions, Robert Sternberg
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