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Interventions Following Mass Violence and Disasters Strategies for Mental Health Practice

ISBN-10: 1593855893
ISBN-13: 9781593855895
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 6/25/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 430
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH, is Psychiatry Consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General. Her assignments and other missions have taken her to Korea, Somalia, Iraq, Israel, and Vietnam. An internationally recognized expert, Dr. Ritchie brings a unique public health approach to the management of disaster and combat mental health issues. She has published numerous articles on forensic, disaster, and military operational psychiatry. Patricia J. Watson, PhD, is an Educational Specialist, National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School. At the National Center for PTSD, she collaborates with other national agencies and subject-matter experts to create publications for public and mental health interventions following large-scale terrorism, disasters, and pandemic flu. Special areas of professional interest include science-to-service interventions in disaster/terrorism events, early intervention treatments for trauma, the effects of childhood trauma on adult coping and development, trauma in children and adolescents, the interface between disability/injury and quality of life, and growth aspects of trauma. Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director, National Center for PTSD, and Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Dartmouth Medical School. He has worked as a clinician and researcher for 30 years, and has published 15 books and over 140 chapters and scientific articles on stress and PTSD, biological psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and clinical outcome studies on depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and chemical dependency. Listed in The Best Doctors in America, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, which awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award; and Chair of the scientific advisory board of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.

John P. Wilson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University. Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD, based at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. Jacob D. Lindy, MD, is a training and supervising analyst at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.John P. Wilson, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University. Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD, is Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD, based at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont. Jacob D. Lindy, MD, is a training and supervising analyst at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.

Introduction
Overview
Models of Early Intervention Following Mass Violence and Other Trauma
Preparation, Training, and Needs Assessment
Improving Resilience Trajectories Following Mass Violence and Disaster
Disaster Mental Health Training: Guidelines, Considerations, and Recommendations
Immediate Needs Assessment Following Catastrophic Disaster Incidents
Mental Health Interventions
Interventions for Traumatic Stress: Theoretical Basis
The Context of Providing Immediate Postevent Intervention
The Immediate Response to Disaster: Guidelines for Adult Psychological First Aid
Intermediate Interventions
Longer-Term Mental Health Interventions for Adults Following Disasters and Mass Violence
Consultation to Groups, Organizations, and Communities
On a Road Paved with Good Intentions, You Still Need a Compass: Monitoring and Evaluating Disaster Mental Health Services
Specific Situations and Populations
Interventions for Children and Adolescents Following Disasters
Rapid Development of Family Assistance Centers: Lessons Learned Following the September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Psychiatric Intervention for Medical and Surgical Patients Following Traumatic Injuries
Mitigation of Psychological Effects of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Promoting Disaster Recovery in Ethnic-Minority Individuals and Communities
Toward Understanding and Creating Systems of Postdisaster Care: A Case Study of New York's Response to the World Trade Center Disaster
Outreach Strategies: An Experiential Description of the Outreach Methodologies Used in the September 11 Disaster Response in New York
Creating an Agenda for the Future
Conducting Research on Mental Health Interventions
Mental Health and Behavioral Interventions for Victims of Disasters and Mass Violence: Caring, Planning, and Needs

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