Therapy Today, Vee Howard-Jones, University of Salford
What is most interesting about this work is an engagement with the recent debates and controversy about debriefing effectiveness, and whether it harms more than it helps those who participate in it... He clearly is talking from a knowledge base of personal and professional experience, and there is much to learn from this perspective.
Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal
If I were to receive an urgent email from my line manager, "What psychological support should we be providing in the aftermath of a critical incident? I need an answer for meeting on Tuesday", this is the first book to which I would turn. Not a word, not a bullet point is wasted in this brief guide.
Educational Psychology in Practice
Unencumbered by over-theorising and based on personal experience, this practical "manual" will be a useful and easily accessible resource for professionals involved in providing psychological debriefing to trauma victims.
Accord (Association of Christian Counsellors)
I found this book informative and insightful. The author speaks with with authority, understanding and clarity. I recommend this book for any who counsel people who have suffered trauma.
Accord (Assoc. of Christian Counselleors)
PTSD occurs when traumatic events strike unexpectedly and turn everyday experiences upside down. The need to try and make sense of what has happened especially when survival has been threatened is very important for a good recovery. The book examines in well defined chapters the basis of PTSD and looks beyond - at the treatment processes particulary Psychological Debriefing, what Emotional Decompression actually is, and the process of Defusing. The last two chapters cover recovery from PTSD and Training for Debriefers.