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Coping With Catastrophe : A Handbook of Post-disaster Psychological Aftercare - Peter E. Hodgkinson

Coping With Catastrophe

A Handbook of Post-disaster Psychological Aftercare

Paperback Published: 22nd January 1998
ISBN: 9780415168533
Number Of Pages: 271

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Coping with Catastrophe is a practical handbook for people who provide psychosocial aftercare for victims of disasters. This completely revised and updated second edition includes the latest findings on the nature and effects of trauma, the psychological debriefing process and the effects of emergency work, and the latest treatment models for post-traumatic stress and abnormal grief.
Eminently practical and easy to read, Coping with Catastrophe provides readers with information and skills to respond effectively and confidently to the needs of disaster survivors. It will be of immense value to a wide variety of helping professionals and carers, including social workers, psychologists, doctors, voluntary counsellors, and all those whose work brings them into contact with disaster victims.

"It is an extraordinarily well-researched and documented book providing a scholarly discussion of an extensive range of literature relevant to disaster...." -"The European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counseling & Health

Illustrationsp. x
Preface to the First Editionp. xi
Preface to the Second Editionp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Survival and Bereavementp. 1
Technological Disasterp. 44
Organising for Disasterp. 71
Crisis Intervention, Debriefing and Outreachp. 108
Treating Post-Traumatic Stress and Abnormal Griefp. 150
Disaster Workersp. 196
Referencesp. 230
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9780415168533
ISBN-10: 0415168538
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 271
Published: 22nd January 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.45
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition