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ERIC Number: ED585938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 400
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-55620-361-9
Disaster Mental Health Counseling: A Guide to Preparing and Responding, Fourth Edition
Webber, Jane M., Ed.; Mascari, J. Barry, Ed.
American Counseling Association
This timely book provides current research and skill-building information on Disaster Mental Health Counseling for counselors, educators, students, and mental health responders in agencies, schools, universities, and private practice. Recognized experts in the field detail effective clinical interventions with survivors in the immediate, intermediate, and long-term aftermath of traumatic events. Real-world responses to violence and tragedies among diverse populations in a variety of settings are presented, and responders share their personal stories and vital lessons learned through an "In Our Own Words" feature. Each chapter contains discussion questions and case studies are interwoven throughout the text. This extensively revised edition, which meets 2016 CACREP Standards for disaster and trauma competencies, is divided into three sections. Section 1, Disaster Mental Health Counseling Foundations, contains the following chapters: (1) Understanding Disaster Mental Health (Jane M. Webber and J. Barry Mascari); "In Our Own Words" - Ground Hero: Story of Compassion Fatigue after September 11 (Tom Query); (2) Disaster Mental Health Counseling: Skills and Strategies (Jane M. Webber, J. Barry Mascari, and Julia K. Runte); "In Our Own Words" - Interventions with Children after the Earthquake in China (Emily Zeng); (3) How the Brain and Body Change after a Disaster (Carol M. Smith); "In Our Own Words" - Inadvertently Studying Trauma for 35 Years (Carol M. Smith); "In Our Own Words" - Evergreen Got Slammed (Robert G. Mitchell); (4) Assessing the Needs of Disaster-Affected Persons (Jane M. Webber, Mike Dubi, Julia K. Runte, and Mindi Raggi); "In Our Own Words" - A Strange Beginning (Mike Dubi); "In Our Own Words" - The Emotional Roller Coaster of Surviving Superstorm Sandy (Juneau Mahan Gary); (5) Compassion Fatigue: Our Achilles' Heel (J. Eric Gentry, Jane M. Webber, and Anna B. Baranowsky); "In Our Own Words" - Two Decades of Compassion Fatigue Treatment, Prevention, and Resilience (J. Eric Gentry); "In Our Own Words" - Confessions of a Trauma Responder (Anna B. Baranowsky); and (6) Ethics Narratives from Lived Experiences of Disaster and Trauma Counselors (Vilia Tarvydas, Lisa Lopez Levers, and Peter R. Teahen; "In Our Own Words" - Evolving (Peter R. Teahen). Section 2, Disaster and Trauma Response in the Community, contains the following chapters: (7) Responding to Mass Violence and the Pulse Nightclub Massacre (Jane M. Webber, Samuel Sanabria, and J. Barry Mascari); "In Our Own Words" - Self-Care and Guilt in the Wake of the Orlando Shooting (Samuel Sanabria); (8) Counseling Veterans and Their Families (J. Barry Mascari, Jane M. Webber, and Mike Dubi); "In Our Own Words" - Wounds you Cannot See (Rachel Oelslager); (9) Children and Adolescents in Disasters: Promoting Recovery and Resilience (Jennifer Baggerly); "In Our Own Words" - Helping Children Heal (Jennifer Baggerly); (10) Counseling Survivors of Hurricane Katrina (Barbara Herlihy and Angela E. James); "In Our Own Words" - Weren't You Scared? (Barbara Herlihy); "In Our Own Words" - When Are We Going Home? (Angela E. James); (11) Counseling Refugees (Rachael D. Goodman, Colleen K. Vesely, and Bethany Letiecq); "In Our Own Words" - Trauma Counseling as Social Justice (Rachael D. Goodman); and (12) International Deployment and Disaster Mental Health Counselors (Karin Jordan); "In Our Own Words" - A Day in the Life of a Relief Worker: Expect the Unexpected (Karin Jordan). Section 3, Disasters and Mass Violence at Schools and Universities, contains the following chapters: (13) School Disaster Mental Health (J. Barry Mascari and Jane M. Webber); "In Our Own Words" - I Never Thought I Would Become So Focused on Disaster and Trauma (J. Barry Mascari); "In Our Own Words" - From Clifton High School: Fifteen Years after September 11; (14) Disaster Recovery in Newtown: The Intermediate Phase (Deb Del Vecchio-Scully and Melissa Glaser); "In Our Own Words" - Reflecting on the Sandy Hook School Shooting (Deb Del Vecchio-Scully); "In Our Own Words" - Focus on Faith not Fear (Melissa Glaser); (15) School Shootings in Perspective (Richard Reyes); "In Our Own Words" - Recognizing the Importance of Crisis Intervention (Richard Reyes); (16) University Disaster Mental Health Response (Gerard Lawson); "In Our Own Words" - Prepare for the Worst, Then Do Your Best (Gerard Lawson); and (17) Disaster Mental Health and Trauma Counseling: The Next Decade (J. Barry Mascari and Jane M. Webber); "In Our Own Words" - "I Discovered within Me and Invincible Summer" (Jane M. Webber). [Foreword by Charles R. Figley.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; Florida (Orlando)