Psychological Debriefing: Theory, Practice and Evidence (Paperback)

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second hand – highlighted and marked up but still a good reference for this usually very expensive book – free postage in Australia.

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Debriefing has emerged as one of the most controversial interventions in clinical psychology and psychiatry. This book, published in 2000, constitutes a presentation and analysis of evidence for the efficacy, and otherwise, of psychological debriefing, in theory and application, and appraises current research findings on the proper use of such interventions. With authoritative editorial guidance, the reader is taken through the controversies surrounding debriefing of various kinds, in various settings, and at various levels of organisational supervision and control. Contributors include many of the leading international authorities in post-traumatic studies, drawing on their first-hand experiences as investigators and also witnesses, of traumatic events and their effects. From major disasters affecting large numbers or even whole communities, to individual experiences of road traffic accidents, assault or childbirth, the range of topics and points of view presented will make this an essential reference and guide for all practitioners – whatever their point of view.

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‘At times truly horrific reading but fortunately tempered by the general opinion throughout the book that there is always the ‘possibility of help, the recognition of hurt, the reality of hope’ … This book certainly provides a wealth of theories, descriptions and experience, and as such could offer support to those psychiatrists working closely and regularly with trauma victims.’ International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

‘Two recurring themes are welcome and reassuring. The first is the need to target interventions to those needing help … and the second is that debriefing should not be compulsory. This support is uniformly well written and offers some chapters to provoke, others to reference and one to bore. it has international appeal, covers a range of trauma and will be appreciated by many professionals, not just those with a special interest in psychological trauma.’ British Journal of Psychiatry

‘The message of the book is the need to clarify, define, differentiate and test empirically. In a field which has not just great relevance but also a high profile, the book has done a valuable service by highlighting the key issues and going some way towards possible answers … Overall, however, this is a book that all those interested in stress and trauma will warmly welcome.’ Sexual and Relationship Therapy

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A balanced critical review of psychological debriefing by an eminent international team, published in 2000.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (12 October 2000)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 388 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0521647002
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0521647007
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 18.9 x 2.24 x 24.61 cm