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Disaster mental health interventions : core principles and practices

Halpern, James, Ph.D. author

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  • Creator James Halpern, Karla Vermeulen
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York, NY : Routledge, 2017. ©2017
  • Physical Details
    • xii, 205 pages ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9781315623825, 1317227174, 9781317227168, 9781317227151, 9781317227175, 9781138644588, 131562382X, 9781138644557, 1138644587, 1317227166, 1138644552, 1317227158
  • OCLC ocn958585890, ocn992529828


  • Disaster Mental Health Interventions uses DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and the latest research to help build disaster mental health intervention skills that will last a lifetime. Students and emerging professionals across the fields of mental health counseling, social work, school counseling, spiritual care, and emergency management will appreciate the accessible tone, level of detail, and emphasis on practice. Case studies and anecdotes from experienced professionals add an additional level of depth and interest for readers.--Publisher website.


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • What is disaster mental health? -- Describing disasters -- Disaster's impact: typical reactions -- Early interventions: psychological first aid -- Early interventions: other actions -- Disaster loss and grief -- Disaster's impact: extreme reactions -- Children and families -- Vulnerable populations -- Cultural competence -- Maintaining helper wellness competence -- Conclusions and new directions
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