professional development


From debriefing to trauma support: a South African model for early intervention following trauma

1. The debriefing controversy
Basic assumptions regarding debriefing
Research and disillusionment
Debriefing in South Africa
Lessons from the debriefing controversy
2. The watchful waiting response and its limitations
3. International broad spectrum multi-component models
Psychological first aid
Critical incident stress management
Posttraumatic stress management
General guidelines
4. traumaClinic trauma support
Research base
Basic assumptions and guidelines
Three phases
Cognitive-behavioural techniques:
  - normalising through reframing
  -re-empowerment through activation
5. Assessment of risk factors
6. Trauma preparedness training
  NOTE: course download is free.

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