Psychological first aid, or PFA, is designed to mitigate the effects of acute stress and trauma and assist those in crisis to cope effectively with adversity. PFA is designed to be applied in emergencies, including disasters and terrorist attacks. In this essential guide, George S. Everly, Jr., developer of the Johns Hopkins RAPID PFA method, and Jeffrey M. Lating, his collaborator in its implementation, describe the principles and practices underpinning this psychological model in an easy-to-follow, prescriptive, and practical manner. They explain the history of PFA and persuasively demonstrate its powerful versatility. Mental health practitioners can apply PFA in all settings. It can also be used as a public-health tool to address mental health needs following critical incidents and as a means for building community resilience.Aimed at mental health practitioners, all first responders, and global health disaster teams such as Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Health Organization, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Psychological First Aid is the first book to thoroughly explain RAPID PFA. RAPID, a unique theoretically grounded and evidence-based PFA method, follows a set of easily understood principles. In each chapter, Everly and Lating provide a step-by-step approach and include a key point summary to emphasize essential elements. A unifying case exemplifies each phase of the RAPID PFA model in an ongoing dialogue that presents ideal PFA responses, examples of common mistakes, and various outcomes.In addition to their counseling experience in Kuwait after the Gulf War and in New York City after the September 11 attacks, the authors have traveled nationally and internationally to teach the RAPID PFA method in numerous public health, fire, police, military, and faith-based settings. Beneficial to those with little or no previous mental health training, this book is an essential tool for people who want to learn, to practice, or to retain their ability to use psychological first aid effectively.
|Psychological First Aid: Guide for Field Workers|
by World Health Organization (Author)
Perhaps you are called upon as a staff member or volunteer to help in a major disaster, or you find yourself at the scene of an accident where people are hurt. Perhaps you are a teacher or health worker talking with someone from your community who has just witnessed the violent death of a loved one. This guide will help you to know the most supportive things to say and do for people who are very distressed. It will also give you information on how to approach a new situation safely for yourself...
|The Crisis Counseling and Traumatic Events Treatment Planner, with DSM-5 Updates, 2nd Edition (PracticePlanners)|
by Tammi D. Kolski (Author), Arthur E. Jongsma Jr. (Author), Rick A. Myer (Author)
This timesaving resource features: Treatment plan components for 27 behaviorally based presenting problems Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions—plus space to record your own treatment plan options A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet the requirements of most accrediting bodies, insurance companies, and third-party payors Includes new Evidence-Based Practice Interventions as required by many public funding sources and...
|Counseling Suicidal People, A Therapy of Hope|
by Paul G. Quinnett (Author)
Discusses the healing relationship of hope in work with clients that suffer with suicidal ideation.
|Psychological First Aid: Facilitator's Manual for Orienting Field Workers|
by World Health Organization (Author)
This manual is designed to orient helpers to offer psychological first aid (PFA) to people following a serious crisis event. PFA involves humane, supportive and practical assistance for people who are distressed, in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities.
The instructions and materials in this manual are for a half-day orientation (4 hours excluding breaks) to prepare helpers to support people recently affected by very stressful events. If you have more time...
|The Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual, Second Edition: A Resource for Graduate Counseling Students|
by Shannon Hodges PhD LMHC ACS (Author)
Praise for the First Edition:
"I highly recommend The Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual. It is the single best all-in-one resource I've read for all things practicum and internship."
√≥Ryan Thomas Neace, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, Blogger, American Counseling Association; Founder, CounselingInternships.com and Change, Inc.
This best-selling guide to the practicum and internship experience, written expressly for graduate counseling students...
|The Addiction Treatment Planner: Includes DSM-5 Updates|
by Robert R. Perkinson (Author), Arthur E. Jongsma Jr. (Author), Timothy J. Bruce (Author)
The bestselling treatment planning system for mental health professionals
The Addiction Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions Organized around 43 behaviorally based presenting problems,...
|Community-Based Psychological First Aid: A Practical Guide to Helping Individuals and Communities during Difficult Times|
by Gerard A Jacobs (Author)
Community-Based Psychological First Aid: A Practical Guide to Helping Individuals and Communities during Difficult Times presents a practical method for helping those in need in difficult times. No advanced training in psychology is needed to use it.
Injuries from disasters, terrorist events, and civil unrest are not just physical. These events also cause psychological trauma that can do lasting damage. Psychological First Aid (PFA) draws on human resilience and aims to...
|The Resilience Workbook: Essential Skills to Recover from Stress, Trauma, and Adversity (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)|
by Glenn R. Schiraldi PhD (Author)
What is resilience, and how can you build it? In The Resilience Workbook, Glenn Schiraldi—author of The Self-Esteem Workbook—offers invaluable insight and outlines essential skills to help you bounce back from setbacks and cultivate a growth mindset.
Why do some people sail through life’s storms, while others are knocked down? Resilience is the key. Resilience is the ability to recover from difficult experiences, such as death of loved one, job loss,...
|Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responder's Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart|
by Dan Willis (Author)
If you are a police officer, firefighter, EMT, ER nurse, or soldier, or you love one — this book can save your life
Suicide, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and many more emotional and stress-related problems plague the first-responder community. Hundreds of thousands of these brave public servants have unwittingly become victims of the professions they once loved. However, the suffering that results from a professional life of...
|Advanced Ethics for Addiction Professionals|
by Michael J. Taleff PhD CSAC MAC (Author)
The aspects of the book related to the philosophy of science and cognitive science (inductive and deductive reasoning, biases, and heuristics) are distilled in reasonable and useful ways. I recommend this book to those addiction professionals who want to create their own framework for ethical decision making.
Ethical decision-making is required in many of the difficult situations faced by addiction professionals. In this guide, Michael Taleff...