ERIC Number: EJ782003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 24
Psychological Debriefing May Not Be Clinically Effective: Implications for a Humanistic Approach to Trauma Intervention
Seely, Mark R.
Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education and Development, v46 n2 p172 Fall 2007
Formal psychological debriefing in the wake of a traumatic experience seems to have no impact on the development of posttraumatic symptoms. This article addresses whether a more appropriate alternative would be a less-structured, more flexible humanistic approach to crisis counseling that encourages the use of trauma survivors' natural coping skills.
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Counseling Techniques, Coping, Psychological Services, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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