Essay On Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

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The feeling of being afraid and the effects of that fear after a catastrophic event is not something that can always be preventable. Since people have taken certain measures where they feel protected from it ever happening to them, the psychological effects of the fear are still present even though you are an adult or a child. However, there are certain measures that adults and children should consider in following to make sure that the psychological effects of the fear can be controlled. Some of these measures could be through family therapy and various intervention groups.
Some of the measures that adults should be considering in following after experiencing a catastrophic event are through family therapy. According to Mansdorf (2008), resilience allows people to effectively cope with the stresses of trauma. Although a percentage of individuals will actually develop posttraumatic stress symptoms, the ability to effectively challenge and cope with even highly stressful and traumatic events is something that can be effectively fostered
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It is based on relatively singular and narrow construction of occupational stress and occupational stressors and a specific popularized model of peer intervention called Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) (Gist, n.d., p. 420). The CISD outlines different phases that the first responder has to follow and they are introduction, facts, thoughts, reactions or feelings, symptoms and teaching. Under the introduction phase, the person is informed that their participation will not only help them but others as well. In the facts phase, is for the person to note what they say and heard during the traumatic episode and create a calibrated perspective of the event. Under the thoughts phase, the participants articulate their initial thoughts as the impact and magnitude of the traumatic
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