Abstract

Many organizations that assist in the aftermath of disasters often do not provide psychological relief. Although people tend to be rather resilient in the face of traumatic events, the psychological distress and possible psychopathology that can ensue should not be taken lightly. This manual was created to be used as a training tool for those involved in disaster relief and aid work. A review of the literature, mental health disorders, basic information about disasters, common stress reactions, and Psychological First Aid are included. Although Psychological First Aid has not really been systematically studied, it appears to be promising in aiding trauma survivors.

LLU Discipline

Psychology

Department

Psychology

School

School of Behavioral Health

First Advisor

Arechiga, Adam L.

Second Advisor

Vermeersch, David

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Degree Level

Psych.D.

Year Degree Awarded

2015

Date (Title Page)

6-2015

Language

English

Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings

Disaster Relief-Psychological Aspects, Disasters, Psychotherapy-Methods, Psychic Trauma, Traumatic Neuroses, Forensic Psychology, Stress Disorders-Traumatic-Psychology, Psychology-Pathological, Survivors-Psychology, First Aid- Psychology

Type

Doctoral Project

Page Count

67

Digital Format

PDF

Digital Publisher

Loma Linda University Libraries

Usage Rights

This title appears here courtesy of the author, who has granted Loma Linda University a limited, non-exclusive right to make this publication available to the public. The author retains all other copyrights.

Collection

Loma Linda University Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Collection Website

http://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/etd/

Repository

Loma Linda University. Del E. Webb Memorial Library. University Archives

Included in

Psychology Commons

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